Wednesday, March 05, 2008

GO Service Suspended on Georgetown Line

It's 6:30 am, and due to a CN freight derailment near the Georgetown station, service on the Georgetown Line is suspended. Two emergency trips have been put together to leave Mount Pleasant at 700 and 727, but expect a mess.

Do not point the finger at GO this time. This is akin to and 18 wheeler stalling at the end of your driveway. As long as freight trains share corridors with passenger trains, even if they are on different tracks, derailments like this will continue to block passenger service.

The only solution is to build dedicated corridors for freight trains so that they don't come within miles of passenger trains, but that is a discussion for later in the day.

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