PPE now available at Oakville GO Station

Published September 9, 2020 at 1:43 pm

Commuters in Oakville can now purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) on their way to work.

Commuters in Oakville can now purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) on their way to work.

Metrolinx has added a PPE vending machine at the Oakville GO Station that will sell face coverings, disposable gloves and hand sanitizer.

The machine is one of two that have been placed on the GO line, the other is at Union Station. These vending machines are being rolled out as a part of a pilot project and Metrolinx expects to introduce them at additional stations in the coming months.

Metrolinx is an agency of the Ontario government that manages public transit in the province. The initiative is part of the Safety Never Stops program aimed to protect passengers during the pandemic.

The vending machines will also sell touchless keychains that will allow you to operate elevators without touching the buttons.

A ten pack of disposable face coverings will cost you $9.99, a travel size hand sanitizer bottle $3.49 and the touchless keychain goes for $6.99.

All of the items within the vending machines are individually wrapped.

Customers can purchase the products through cashless payment options, including credit, debit, and mobile wallets.

Metrolinx has implemented more than 40 measures to help keep customers and staff safe during the initiative. This includes installing seat dividers on GO trains and buses and providing hand sanitizer dispensers on every GO bus and at every GO Transit and UP Express station. Metrolinx has also introduced health and safety kiosks at several GO stations to provide safety tools and information.

Face coverings are mandatory when travelling on GO and UP Express.

A vending machine now in service at Oakville GO station. (Matt Llewellyn photo)

insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising