Hey, Toronto travellers. Looking to catch a ride between Downtown Toronto and Pearson Airport? Well, you can rely on UP Express to get you there in the most comfortable and secure fashion because they're obsessed with safety.\nYes, true, many institutions are taking extra steps to make sure they can welcome you back as safely as possible. But with their latest Safety Never Stops campaign, UP Express is really letting their vigilance shine here.\nWhile it doesn't mean that you should leave your travel-sized bottle of hand sani at home, it does mean that when you're ready to board, you can do so knowing they've totally got your back.\nIn fact, they've implemented many new safety measures across all stations, platforms, and trains to get you where you need to go in a safety-obsessed style.\nHere are the top six of over 40 measures introduced across the Metrolinx network, as part of their Safety Never Stops initiative.\n1. Enhanced Cleaning & Thoroughly Disinfecting Every Area\nUP is already so thorough when it comes to cleaning, but they've stepped up their cleaning practices even more. There's staff regularly deep cleaning and disinfecting all trains.\nPart of these advanced cleaning measures includes staff focusing on over 30 high-touchpoint areas, meaning that surfaces regularly being used by passengers are continually disinfected. These include luggage racks, handrails, door handles, service counters, seatback trays, armrests, elevator buttons, stair rails, and mobility areas.\nDid you know UP Express has applied a long-lasting antimicrobial germ-protecting barrier on every train and platform and at every station? It's a mouthful, but essentially, this stops bacteria from growing on these surfaces. Science is so cool.\n2. Making Face Coverings Mandatory For Staff & Customers\nStaff and customer safety is essential. There are a number of ways people are protected. This includes mandatory face coverings at stations, on platforms, and on trains.\nIf you're rushing out the door and forget your own face covering, no worries — just pick one up at Union Station. A PPE vending machine located in the Skywalk sells both disposable and reusable face coverings. Or, if you’re looking to show everyone your love for UP Express, branded face coverings can be purchased at the Union Station UP Express service counter.\nFor staff, UP is providing every frontline worker with reusable cloth face coverings, face shields, gloves, and hand sanitizer. They’ve also installed plexiglass at counters as another layer of protection.\n\n\n\n3. Making Hand Sanitizer Available... Everywhere\nWashing your hands often and thoroughly is recommended, but it’s not always that easy when you’re out and about.\nMetrolinx is adding over 3,700 hand sanitizer dispensers across GO and UP Express, spread across all stations and at all entry zones of trains. That's a lot of sanitizer, and we're here for it.\n\n \n \n \n \n \n UP Express\n4. Putting In Seat Dividers To Distance Staff & Passengers\nFor passengers on the train, new seat dividers will be rolling out on UP Express trains in November as an added safety barrier between you and the person next to you.\nBy wearing face coverings and being protected by seat dividers, you'll be twice as safe!\n\n \n \n \n \n \n UP Express\n \n \n \n\n\n5. Updating Signage Everywhere \nUP Express installed wayfinding and physical distancing signs to help guide visitors: floor decals at service counters, ticket vending machines, and inside elevators. \nWith this updated signage, everyone will know how much space they should have to protect themselves and others. Plus, you'll know exactly where you need to go! \n\n \n \n \n \n \n UP Express\n6. Offering Contact-Free Payment Options\nContact-free payment is important. To help with this, you can use your PRESTO card to instantly load funds through the updated PRESTO app from home before you even arrive at the station.\nThere are also ticket vending machines at each station, or you can purchase UP e-tickets directly online. It's never been easier to get your UP tickets. \n\n⚙️ UP Express PRESTO devices upgrade! ⚙️\n\nNow you can reverse a tap and check your PRESTO card balance. Get all the details on these sleek and enhanced devices here: upexpress.com/PRESTOPosted by Union Pearson Express on Tuesday, September 15, 2020\nThrough their Safety Never Stops campaign, there's no doubt that UP Express is working hard to ensure safe rides for everyone. These measures began in March and have only progressed since then, so those needing to catch a ride in Toronto can trust in UP Express as the best option. Happy travels!\nUP Express has introduced several new measures for safe rides from Downtown Toronto to Pearson Airport. For more details on their Safety Never Stops campaign, visit their website.