Friday, September 26, 2014

This is perfect for "What does Bill say?"

I've sent this email off to the head of GO Transit Security for a response although I suspect we'll have answers in the comments faster than Bill on his iPhone.

to: ""
date: Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 9:28 AM
subject: Thanks for being so cool + what's a code 23-23 on the GO train?

Hi CJ,

First things first, love the blog/content/twitter account!

I'm a second year university student in the city and my parents live in the boonies (Milton) so I've become fairly accustomed to the GO life, and definitely appreciate it.

Nonetheless, I have noticed that irksome things that come with it - bags on seats, feet on seats, unwillingness to share legroom. You know all this. It's precisely why I think your blog to be so great! It addresses a lot of the less-than-pleasant behaviour we otherwise brush under the rug.

I also appreciate the insider perspective. You demonstrate an initiative and dig deeper when you want to know something. That's admirable, when most people wouldn't even bother.

I had an experience yesterday on the Milton train westbound to the 'burbs where right as the train was slowing down to pull into Lisgar, a chime sounded on the PA followed by an announcement of a "code 23-23 on car" 2326 or something. I looked up to discover that's not the car I was in, but was nonetheless extremely curious.

Do you have any leads as to what a Code 23-23 is?

Again, you're extremely hilarious and the premise of the blog is totally necessary. A service to all of- okay, some of us. :)

Thanks in advance!


Anonymous said...

Maybe they misheard and it was a 10-33?

Anonymous said...

That's possible.

If it was 10-33 then it's a passenger assist also known as the code that makes all of us groan, especially on a Friday night.

McDarver said...

isn't code 23-23 'CSR come kill this talker in the quiet zone"?

C.J. Smith said...


Anonymous said...

It was most likely a code 10-33 which is passenger assist alarm. As a reminder, those are for EMERGENCIES, not for missing your stop. Nothing more annoying than the entitled ppl pressing the emergency strip after missing their stop and delaying an entire train..