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GO Transit trains under 3 day ‘slow order’ due to heat wave

GO Transit trains are under a three day "slow order" due to the scorching heat.
GO Transit trains are under a three day "slow order" due to the scorching heat. Adrian Wyld / File / The Canadian Press

GO Transit has put its trains under a three day “slow order” due to the scorching heat wave.

The transit service is concerned temperatures averaging the low 30s before humidity have created a high risk for “sun kinks” that bend steel rails and pose a safety issue if trains pass over them too quickly.

Tuesday’s order means GO trains, as well as the Union Pearson Express, will reduce their speed and add an average of several minutes per trip.

Environment Canada is forecasting the heat to last through to Friday, in what may be the longest and most severe heat wave of what’s already been a blistering hot summer.

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