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External incidents seem to haunt smooth run of GO trains

Following recovery from Tuesday’s CN Rail’s systems failure which halted GO trains, yesterday a road accident in which a man was injured, caused delays again.

There was no official explanation of how a road crash could affect trains.

Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) said one male was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries following a road collision  in Pickering.

Police are currently on scene of a collision near Bayly Street and Whites Road in Pickering. The collision is not affecting any roadways but it is affecting both eastbound and westbound GO trains, said a police alert.

It advised commuters to “please expect delays. Further information to follow”.

Lakeshore East Train alerted that the Union Station 06:35 – Durham College Oshawa GO 07:37 train was delayed 23 minutes from Guildwood GO due to a police investigation.

It said also announced that the Durham College Oshawa GO 07:25 – Union Station 08:27 train will begin at Pickering GO because of a police investigation. “Customers can board the next train scheduled to depart Oshawa GO at 07:40 making all stops.”

The Durham College Oshawa GO 07:55 – Union Station 08:57 train was estimated to be delayed 10 to 15 minutes from Oshawa GO due to an earlier police investigation, Lakeshore East Train said.

Later, DRPS said the police were clearing the area. “GO Transit has resumed normal operations.”

Rushing to work

Meanwhile, DRPS Traffic Services said aggressive driving continued on Durham roads after clocking a driver at 112kmh in a 60-zone in the Town of Whitby.

“Please slow down, ‘rushing to work’ will never be an acceptable reason,” police said.

[Image above is a file photo courtesy Metrolinx]

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