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Calgary Transit steps up on safety

Following the death of a toddler killed by a C-train earlier this summer, Calgary Transit is looking to improve platform safety.

Following the death of a toddler killed by a C-train earlier this summer, Calgary Transit is looking to improve platform safety.

In addition to asking for an American panel to audit their safety, Calgary Transit has placed 80 decals on city platforms reminding customers to stand back of the yellow line.

“Trains are not anything to mess around with and we just want people to be safe,” said Theresa Keddy of Calgary Transit.

Keddy said they are also making an online safety video to educate riders.

While a date has yet to be set for the review to begin, Keddy said she hopes the panel comes to Calgary in the near future.

Calgary Transit is also scheduled for their regular three-year audit of management practices this fall by the American Public Transportation Association.

Transit customer and mother Rachel Taft said she has noticed safety improvements recently and isn’t worried about bringing her children around the C-train.

“It’s just about holding their hands and telling them ‘This is a very dangerous object and you’re going to get hurt,’” she said.

 
 
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