Metrolinx is installing clear plastic dividers between seats on some of its GO buses and GO trains to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Clear plastic dividers between seats are being piloted on five GO trains and 30 GO buses this summer. The GO buses with the test dividers started rolling out on June 30 and the five GO trains will enter service on July 6.
Metrolinx is also adding new directional wayfinding signage and one-way doors on a limited number of GO trains.
There will be designated entry/exit doors on five GO trains to encourage customers to use only specific doors, so that face-to-face contact can be limited. In addition, GO trains will also have directional arrows on the floors (like in grocery stores) to point to the safest direction of travel.
As per Metrolinx, “Like any pilot project, Metrolinx will evaluate all parts of this trial, including customer satisfaction, to determine if the transit agency will move forward with installing the dividers, directional arrows and door decals on all GO vehicles.”