When the O-Train Confederation Line launches in 2018, customers will be riding a world-class, state-of-the-art light rail transit system that puts customer safety first.

Confederation Line stations and trains have been designed to the highest standards of safety.

The trains will operate in a dedicated rail corridor with no road crossings. The entire rail line will be fenced off and secure to keep everyone off the tracks and away from the hazards posed by passing trains and the electric power supply.

The trains are designed to provide a safe and comfortable ride for customers, with on-board emergency passenger intercoms, slip-resistant, low-glare floors, fire extinguishers, video cameras, easy to reach yellow grab bars, and all 14 doors will be level-entry from the platforms.

As for the 13 stations, they have been designed to be open-concept, well-lit and easy to navigate. Stations include safety features like emergency phones, video camera monitoring systems and identified Transecure waiting areas.

Transecure is OC Transpo’s 24/7 community watch program, with Transit Special Constables and all other OC staff always on the lookout for the safety of the travelling public.

Tactile warning strips and inter-car barriers will also be in place at all stations to keep everyone safely away from the platform edge. Arriving customers will find it easier to orient themselves at stations with an inviting, open-concept design that features abundant glass and open sightlines.

For more information on the O-Train Confederation Line, please visit OC Transpo’s “Ready for Rail” web section at www.octranspo.com/ready4rail or contact OC Transpo at 613-741-4390.