Safety upgrades underway at three GO Bus stations in Mississauga
Published June 24, 2021 at 8:29 pm
If you regularly use the GO Bus to make your way around Mississauga (and the GTA overall), you might see some changes at your station in the not-too-distant future.
In a recent blog post, Metrolinx announced that it’s currently upgrading a number of GO stations to improve safety at GO bus loops.
“Metrolinx staff are always working on making transit safer for customers, community members and staff. This includes making it safer while customers wait for their bus, drive into or out of stations and improved signage,” said Scott Money, Metrolinx News editorial team, in the post.
The Mississauga stations receiving upgrades include Erindale, Port Credit and Square One.
Metrolinx says some of the upgrades have already begun and others will continue throughout this year and into 2022.
Some upgrades include painting new yellow lines around the perimeter of bus platforms at 18 stations and stops (with approximately 300 more to come in the next five years) that let customers know where not to stand, installing physical barriers around the perimeter of select bus loops and across the middle of the bus loops, installing new signs advising pedestrians that they could be fined if they choose to walk in prohibited areas of GO bus loops and installing new signs at 14 select stations that have bus loops to direct customers to specific bus platforms.
Coming up next year, Metrolinx has another set of upgrades planned:
- Crosswalks will be installed at select stations that don’t already have them.
- Existing crosswalks are being evaluated and some will be relocated or reconfigured with enhancements at select locations including overhead flashing lights with push-button activation and zebra striping on the ground for better visibility.
- New pavement decals will also be installed on bus driving areas in front of the curb showing where walking is prohibited.
Metrolinx also says that Illuminated crosswalks will be installed at locations that have traffic moving in multiple directions and that have island platforms.
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