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Media Advisory

GO Transit Prepares for Fall Storm

TORONTO: October 27, 2015 – Environment Canada has issued a “Special Weather Statement” for the region warning of an approaching fall storm including significant rainfall and strong wind gusts from Wednesday through to Thursday evening. The approaching storm, combined with the accelerated rate of leaf drop over the past few days, could create poor wheel traction for our trains due to slippery tracks, and slick road conditions for our buses.

GO Transit is planning and preparing for the storm to ensure customers get to their destinations safely. This includes:

  • Issuing a “Weather Watch” to the organization to ensure all hands are on deck
  • Having our maintenance contractors proactively inspect our rail corridors, vehicles and equipment
  • Paying particular attention to flood-prone areas such as the Richmond Hill line
  • Developing a service recovery plan in advance
  • Providing regular updates to GO customers as the weather system advances
  • During extreme weather, stations will stay open until the last train for our customer’s comfort

We will continue to monitor the storm and provide updates as they become available.

Suggestions for commuters
  • Prepare ahead and give yourself lots of travel time
  • Sign up for On The GO Alerts and download the GO app to ensure you get the latest updates
  • Check the gotransit.com website for service updates before heading out
  • Be especially mindful while travelling during heavy rain and wind—visibility may be significantly reduced for both you and other drivers
  • Be patient and stay safe
Media inquiries

Please contact Media Relations by email at mediarelations@metrolinx.com or call the media line at 416-202-5859.