Delays resulting from people on subway tracks totaled 26 hours in 2016: TTC https://t.co/R7RsQ3l51M pic.twitter.com/XY2MorVTMx— CP24 (@CP24) January 13, 2017
When this story broke, I wrote to Metrolinx Spokesperson Anne Marie Aikins asking for figures for GO Transit. Aikins was kind enough to compile some stats:
- 54 hrs of delays from trespassers
- 245 train trips impacted
- 94 hrs of delays from fatalities
- 329 train trips impacted
I received a direct message from a person on Twitter who wanted to know what was considered "trespassing". Is it just people walking on the tracks or is it also items that were thrown on the tracks (in one instance, a toilet had been tossed and a train had to be halted)? It's a good question, and I'm on it. It would be interesting to know, aside from a toilet, what else has been thrown onto tracks.