Falling asleep on the GO train- we've all been there at some point. After a long day at work or school, it can be so tempting to get some shut-eye just before you reach your station. Though there is always the worry that you'll fall asleep and miss your stop, but that doesn't actually ever actually happen, right? Turns out an Ontario woman proved us all wrong the hard way after her nightmare experience.
The 27-year-old woman in question is from Pickering and was travelling home from Union Station after work on the Lakeshore East train. While en route, she decided to take a quick nap. But, that ended up turning into a deep sleep that caught her in a frightening situation.
The woman had fallen asleep so deeply that she not only missed her stop but rode the train all the way to where it's parked overnight until the next morning. It wasn't until she woke up at 1:30 am with 16 missed calls from her boyfriend that she realized she was still on the train and was very much alone.
When she tried to use the doors to leave, the woman realized the train was locked and there was absolutely nobody around. She was stuck alone inside a GO Train car parked in Whitby and to make matters worse, her phone was about to die.
Thankfully, she was able to call her boyfriend before her phone completely shut down and asked him to call the GO Transit helpline. Since she knew her train number, the crew knew where to find her and were able to rescue her after being trapped inside for 45 minutes.
Since the situation happened back in June and has only come to light now, Metrolinx has issued a statement noting that they "clearly made an error." Apparently, crew members are supposed to check each car to make sure it's empty before parking and leave the train for the night.
Regardless, while the situation is pretty funny from afar, it's definitely spooked us enough to not even consider a quick nap on the train or subway ever again. Even if Metrolinx employees are supposed to check the cars, you just never know if it could happen to you too!
Source: CP 24