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S̶n̶a̶k̶e̶s̶ Feet on a P̶l̶a̶n̶e̶ Train

It’s wet, winter-y weather in Toronto! Know what that means? Of course you do. Wet boots. And with wet boots, most GO train riders know to start looking out for wet seats. The GO-transit-related blog ‘You. Me. Ride This Crazy Train’ sums up the annoyance that are ‘Foot Riders’ pretty well here.

Since GO is spending big bucks refurbishing their fleet of railway coaches, replacing seats and cushions, it irks me that seats less than 3 months old now have dirty edges from all the salts and dirt from shoes.

Dammit, Samuel – /walking/ on the seats now?

Unfortunately, there isn’t much one can do about it. GO transit doesn’t have any fine system in place for dealing with discourteous passengers, though they do have a bylaw in place. And since sometimes I am outnumbered by foot riders upwards of 5-to-1 (which happened today – prompting this rant!), there doesn’t seem to be any point to chewing someone out.

Hopefully GO’s transit officers start ticketing for dirtying up the seats, because I for one prefer getting up from a trip and not having to dust off the back of my legs.