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Public safety and security is job one for TTC

5/3/13 6:00 AM

The recent events in Boston and the arrests made here over a planned attack on a VIA passenger train are sobering reminders that we must never let our guard down. While transit was not the target in Boston, I remember all too clearly the 2005 terrorist attacks in London and how important it was to have solid plans that allowed us to swing into action.

At the TTC, we put your safety and security first. Our 24/7 Control Centre oversees the network including proactive monitoring of alarms and closed-circuit TV systems (CCTV). We have CCTV on all of
our new subway trains – and throughout the bus and streetcar fleet – and passenger alarms on the entire fleet. Our subway stations are also equipped with CCTV.

Our Transit Enforcement Officers work closely with Toronto Police and other law enforcement agencies to proactively protect our customers and property. The TTC remains one of the safest transit systems of its size in the world. To keep it that way, we continually review procedures so we remain prepared to deal with any eventuality.

You can also help keep the TTC safe and secure by being vigilant, keeping your property secure and by reporting any suspicious activity to a member of staff or police.

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