Lakeshore GO Service In The GTA Is Closed After Someone Died On The Tracks
Another tragic rail incident in the 6ix.
Another week, another transit disruption for Torontonians, but this one is particularly tragic. GO Transit service on the Lakeshore West route was suspended on Monday, March 2 after a person was struck and killed on the tracks, reports Metrolinx. The incident reportedly happened near Port Credit GO station in Mississauga.
Emergency personnel were on scene early Monday afternoon responding to the incident.
According to a tweet by Matt Llewellyn of Metrolinx media relations, there would be some significant delays on route for commuters.
"Customers on Lakeshore West, there will be some significant delays for the next few hours. Additionally, there may be service disruptions on other lines as a result of the way our trains cycle through the network," says Llewellyn.
News of the incident was shared at around 11:18 a.m., and was confirmed by the Lakeshore West Train twitter account half an hour later.
"So sorry to hear. Thinking about our staff, customers & the persons poor family hearing this news today," says Anne Marie Aikins, Metrolinx Media relations manager.
As of Monday lunchtime, commuters heading westbound towards the city of Toronto from Port Credit are advised to find an alternate method of transportation for the time being as it is unclear when trains will be able to run as normal again.
That's because the investigation is still ongoing, according to Lakeshore West GO's Twitter account, and trains will not be able to move through the area until they have been cleared to do so.
"Fatality investigation near Port Credit still ongoing. Emergency workers are onsite and trains will not be able to move through the area until given permission. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more," reads the tweet.
Pedestrians being killed on train tracks in and around Toronto is not as rare as you might hope.
Back in October,after an individual lost their life on the tracks near a rail crossing.
The following month, a woman and a child were both hit in the same incident near Kitchener GO and
Meanwhile,to continue running full service in the wake of VIA Rail cancellations.
But, last week, routes were suspended across the GTA due to the presence of