To coincide with the TTC’s announcement that it extended subway operations on its new Automatic Train Control (ATC), the Globe and Mail has published an article titled “Automation will mean the end of an unusual, but effective, safety practice on the TTC’s Yonge line.”

The role of subway guards, beyond the point-and-acknowledge protocol, is important for passenger safety. They do much more than operating the doors, and have saved people from injuries, stopped suicides and assisted in emergencies and evacuations.

ATU Local 113 is looking forward to showing Toronto how important subway guards are to the safety of transit riders in the coming months.

Click here to read the Globe’s full article.