Thanks for information that promotes transit users’ safety
Re: UBC student seriously injured in alleged attack by a group of youths on Vancouver bus
Thank you for printing the invaluable information regarding discreetly texting Metro Vancouver Transit Police (MVTP) at 87-77-77 “if a transit user comes across a situation that makes them feel uncomfortable or out of the ordinary.”
A young man who stepped in to help a young lady at Edmonds SkyTrain Station was fatally stabbed.
Whenever the opportunity arises, I share the 87-77-77 option and suggest people put it in their cellphone contacts.
I have contacted Metro Vancouver Transit Police via their text option with a quick reply.
Anyone texting 87-77-77 can do so without others in the area knowing police are being contacted, as for all they know you could be contacting someone regarding what time you will be arriving at your destination.
Again, thank you for sharing the valuable information about texting 87-77-77 to contact Metro Vancouver Transit Police.
I am confident that by doing so you have prevented future altercations and other problems on our transit system.
Diane Gillis, Burnaby
If you face a situation that is uncomfortable or out of the ordinary while using transit, text 87-77-77 for help.