Reports have surfaced that one person was struck and killed by a GO train at Oakville GO Station this morning. Metrolinx confirmed the Oakville GO Station accident this morning in a post to Twitter. They announced that service delays of up to two hours should be expected as a direct result of the tragic accident.
At 6:11 this morning, GO Transit reported that the Lakeshore West GO train struck a person at Oakville GO station, halting service in the area for at least two hours. The train was bound for Union Station. GO Transit explained that trains would not be able to move through the station while an investigation is conducted on the tracks.
This is the second incident reported involving a person who was struck by a train in less than a week. On May 16th, a woman was killed by a CP Rail freight train after she was struck on the tracks in the Old Weston Road and Davenport Road area. Metrolinx had announced that service on the Barrie GO train line would experience delays of up to two hours as a result of the incident.
@h_ansari @GOtransitLW @GOtransit Hi there, sadly, this is a confirmed fatality at Oakville GO. The tracks are in t… https://t.co/CIxDyKsGRT— Metrolinx (@Metrolinx)1558447989.0
The Aldershot GO 08:36 - Union Station 09:46 #GOtrain has struck a person at Oakville GO station, and will no longe… https://t.co/ByjpXJmNvb— Lakeshore West Train (@Lakeshore West Train)1558444312.0
As with any type of service delay, GO riders were quick to express their frustration on social media. Some even condemned GO Transit and Metrolinx for failing to effectively communicate what had happened or how riders would be affected.
An unfortunate accident on the @GOtransitLW line. Another FAILURE of @GOtransit and @Metrolinx to communicate any s… https://t.co/SUTxoy3yzk— H. Ansari انصاری (@H. Ansari انصاری)1558446676.0
Mostly, however, people were devastated to hear about another terrible accident.
Heading back to Toronto via Uber as Via Rail is also not running. My heart aches for all involved in this terrible… https://t.co/FubkP1pyRX— Laura St.John (@Laura St.John)1558446563.0
I'm on this train and I feel so sad for the poor person, their family and their friends. 😔 @GOtransit https://t.co/30mpRI0FuP— Dale Simpson (@Dale Simpson)1558445496.0
SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT LSW OAKVILLE GO TRANSIT LINE FATALITY..THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO GO TRANSIT OPERATORS AND DECEASED FAMILY.— BRAMPTON FIRE BUFF (@BRAMPTON FIRE BUFF)1558445266.0