Service resumes today on GO Transit’s Lakeshore East line following fatal incident in Pickering

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Published December 5, 2021 at 11:07 am

GO Transit has confirmed that effective today (Dec. 5), train service has been restored to the Lakeshore East line, which runs from Toronto through Pickering, Ajax, and Whitby to Oshawa.

Service on the line was suspended last weekend when a worker was fatally injured in Pickering after being pinned under a rail car on Saturday, Nov. 27.


The 41-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was part of a team that was conducting construction and maintenance work on behalf of GO Transit operator Metrolinx at the 117-year-old Rouge Hill bridge.

The Ontario Ministry of Labour is investigating the incident east of the Rouge Hill GO station.

Service has resumed after being suspended for most of the past week due to repairs.

“All work required to ensure we will have safe train service has been completed,” said GO Transit.

The transit operator says trains will be running at hourly service, but warns that there may be some delays and cancellations.

With files from The Canadian Press

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