National Post (Latest Edition)

GO TRAINS WON’T REQUIRE PROOF OF COVID-19 VACCINE

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A Toronto-area transit company says it does not plan to require passengers to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccinatio­n before they ride. Metrolinx says it would be difficult to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for travellers on GO Transit and Union Pearson Express trains for logistical reasons. Spokesman James Wattie said customers board the company’s trains and buses through hundreds of doors on its network that is connected to 14 different transit systems. Metrolinx, which is owned by the government of Ontario, operates large fleets of trains and buses in the Toronto and Hamilton areas. Wattie said the company was concerned some might think a proof of vaccinatio­n was required after the federal government announced Via Rail riders should be vaccinated.

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