Release Date: January 17th, 2020 - 8:18pm
Originator: Staff Sergeant, Andy Forde, Uniform Operations, 905-825 4747 ext. 2210
Contact: Staff Sergeant, Andy Forde, Uniform Operations , 905-825 4747 ext. 2210
On January 17th, at approximately 18:30 hours a west bound Go Train collided with a Tow Truck that was partially located on the train tracks at Burloak Drive and Wyecroft Road in Oakville. The train came to a safe stop and thankfully there were no injuries reported by any of the Go Train employees, the passengers on the train, or the involved tow truck driver.
Halton police are on scene working in collaboration with Go Transit officials to ascertain the circumstances of the collision and determine the extent of any damage to the train. Go Transit officials have also arranged for buses to attend the area and assist with passengers getting to their intended destination.
The incident has caused major delays and disruption to Go Train services at this time. Police are working diligently with Go Transit officials to re-open the tracks as soon as possible.
Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to call Halton Regional Police at 905-825 4747 ext. 2210 or 2205.