Vehicle safety features
Safety features on buses and trains
Our vehicles are designed for your safety and security. Please take a few minutes to get familiar with these features:
Passenger assistance alarms
Passenger assistance alarms (PAAs) let you notify the operator about an emergency or security incident at the back of the bus or on the top deck.
PAAs on articulated (double long) buses
Look for the alarms at the back of the bus:
- Right after the articulation (accordion)
- At the very back of the bus
PAAs on double decker buses
Find the alarm on the top deck, near the stairs
Next stop announcements
Never worry about missing your stop! A bilingual voice callout and text display let you know when your stop is coming up.
Our vehicles have the following emergency exits:
- Roof hatch
- Window emergency escapes
- Exit-door emergency release valve (on buses)
In case of emergency, follow the driver’s instructions for the best way to exit.
All vehicles have at least one co-operative seating area:
- Near the front door on buses
- Near all doors on Line 1 trains
- Next to door 1, at the south end of the platform, on Line 2 trains. The blue accessibility logo painted on the platform reminds you where to go.
If you have difficulty standing in a moving vehicle, please don't hesitate to ask someone to give up their seat in co-operative seating.
If you are in the co-operative seating area but don’t need to be, please offer your seat.
If you’re standing, hold on firmly to the hand rail. Even the smoothest operator could need to brake suddenly.
On-board video surveillance
Some buses have an on-board video surveillance system that records the inside of the bus.
O-Train safety features
O-Train Line 1 trains (Alstom Citadis Spirit)
The O-Train Line 1 is served by 15 trains each made up of two Alstom Citadis Spirit cars. The trains are designed to be safe and comfortable:
- On-board emergency intercoms
- Slip-resistant, low-glare floors
- Platform level-entry from all 14 doors
- Fire extinguishers
- Video cameras
- Easy to reach grab bars
O-Train Line 2 Trains (Alstom Coradia Lint)
- Emergency diagrams showing the layout, exits and key features of the train
- An intercom to contact the driver if you need help
- Emergency brakes near each door let you stop the train in case of emergency:
- To apply the brake, pull the red handle
- The brake is partially covered with a clear shield to prevent someone accidentally pulling the handle
- Each train has 12 red hammers to break the windows if the doors aren’t accessible
- Accessible seating is identified outside the train. This will allow emergency personnel to quickly find and help customers with a mobility disability