Thursday, July 22, 2010

TTC Delays and Fires

It seems over the past week, commuters have been experiencing a variety of delays. A few times
over the radio on the subway, I heard it was due to fires. One day in particular I heard the driver at the St Clair station radio that he was putting it out with an extinguisher. I am curious about whether these fires are at track level or on the platforms and if this is a safety concern on the subway system in general or just a problem at one station.

As for signal problems, these have been shutting down the entire line lately. Recent case in point is the following delay:

The is no service on ALL subway lines due to signal problems. No delays on the SRT Line. More info to follow.

Last updated Jul 22, 2010 9:30 AM
To affect all lines in all directions this is a large outage.

We all know about switch problems, or broken down train, but at least a broken switch defaults to stop. Fires can hurt or kill us. I look forward to hearing back from someone working for TTC.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

New Uniforms Bring Safety Officers Down

I had a good chat with two safety officers about the new uniforms. I kind of liked them but didn't realize why. The uniforms make them look more like security guards and less like officers. Instead of the old traditional police officer blue they are wearing grey like a security guard.

To make it worse they have this huge logo on the front that says safety officer. This is another way to tell them and others that they are not real officers they are "safety officers". They do a lot more than just protect our safety.

I thought I would post this on the blog and see how others feel about the new uniforms. Please post your comments as I know Go Transit itself reads this blog and your opinion is important to them.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Has anyone actually won anything on this contest?

I have seen the link each week for the contest on the Go Transit Facebook group but nobody
ever congratulates anyone on winning or lists winners.

Check out the contest here:

If you have actually won a prize or know people who have please comment on this post.