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Transit vehicles "stop and stay" at 11 a.m. on Remembrance Day

The drivers of Toronto Transit Commission, GO Transit, Oakville Transit and other Greater Toronto Area and Hamilton transit vehicles will pause their buses, streetcars and trains at 11 a.m. on Remembrance Day, Sunday, November 11.

The drivers will “stop and stay” at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month for two minutes to honour the veterans of Canada’s wars.

In Toronto, TTC staff will make this announcement to their passengers before halting their vehicles:

“Attention TTC Customers, the Toronto Transit Commission will observe a two minute ‘Stop and Stay’ to pause and reflect on the sacrifices for peace made by Canadians.”

Drivers will hold subway and Scarborough Rapid Transit trains at station platforms. Bus and streetcar drivers will stop their vehicles at a regular service stop just before 11 a.m. and remain there during the stop and stay. Wheel-Trans operators will bring their vehicles to a stop at a safe location.

Service will resume at normal levels immediately after the two minutes of silence.

GO Transit will honour the stop and stay by halting all communications during the two-minute silence, but for safety and operational reasons, drivers can’t halt express buses operating along freeways or GO trains sharing tracks with freight trains.