Rail

Suicides decrease on Toronto subway platforms in 2015

Posted on January 13, 2016

TORONTO, Ontario — Toronto's subway system saw significantly fewer people try to kill themselves in 2015 — with five attempted suicides and 11 completed suicides over the course of the year, CBC News reported. Those 16 incidents are considerably fewer than the 26 reported in 2014 and also lower than the mean number of suicide incidents on TTC subways since 1998, which is 23.

Although the transit system has had suicide prevention programs in place since 2011, a TTC spokesperson doesn't attribute the lower number of suicides and attempted suicides in 2015 solely to those initiatives, the report said.

The TTC has a Gatekeeper program aimed at training frontline staff in recognizing behaviour that indicates crisis and getting help, as well as a Crisis Link program in partnership with Toronto Distress Centres, which provides each subway platform with a suicide hotline, linking callers with a trained distress centre responder, according to the CBC News report.

For the full story, click here.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Bombardier wins bid to build new NJ TRANSIT railcars

The order for 113 Multilevel III passenger vehicles, the largest order for railcars in recent years by NJ TRANSIT, will allow the agency to replace the oldest railcars in its fleet.

Clever Devices to replace Metra tracking, announcement systems

The contract also calls for a test on 11 cars of an automatic passenger counting system that uses cameras in the entrances.

DC Streetcar hits 3 million passenger milestone

As the system nears the third anniversary of passenger service along the H/Benning corridor, plans to expand the 2.4 mile system continue to move forward.

NYC Transit begins boosting speed on subway lines

The speed limit changes already approved increase speeds generally in the 10-to-20-mph range to speeds that reach 40 mph.

Valley Metro celebrates 10-year 'Railversary'

There has been $11 billion of investment and 35,000 jobs created within one-half mile of the 26-mile corridor, according to a report.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation