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Statement

Metrolinx Statement on Fatality at Union Station

TORONTO: April 29, 2015 – Today, Metrolinx President and CEO Bruce McCuaig and GO President Greg Percy issued the following statements regarding last night’s fatality at Union Station:

“On behalf of everyone here at Metrolinx, I would like to take this opportunity to express our deepest sympathies over this tragic incident. I cannot stress how saddened we are.

Our hearts go out to the individual’s loved ones during this very difficult time, as well as the passengers and staff who have been impacted.

I also want to say to the hundreds of thousands of people who rely on GO Transit that their safety is our number one priority and our commitment to their well-being is unwavering.”

- Bruce McCuaig, President and CEO of Metrolinx

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“At approximately 5:35 p.m. yesterday evening, there was a fatal incident at Union Station involving a man on a platform and one of our GO Trains bound for Barrie.

An initial investigation by the Toronto Police Service suggests that the man’s bag became caught on the train as it was leaving the station. Their investigating is ongoing and, as a result, we are not in a position to provide further details. We will continue to cooperate fully in the investigation.

As always, our first and foremost concern is the safety of our passengers. During Rail Safety Week, this is a solemn reminder for all of us to continue to place safety at the very top of our priorities. Whatever the cause of this incident, we urge every passenger to value their own safety as much as we do – always stay behind the yellow line, stay alert, and be mindful of your surroundings.

We are extremely saddened by this tragic event, and all our thoughts and prayers are with the individual’s family and friends at this time.”

– Greg Percy, President of GO Transit

For media inquiries:

Anne Marie Aikins
annemarie.aikins@metrolinx.com
416-202-5796