Discussion of Canadian Passenger Rail Services such as AMT (Montreal), Go Transit (Toronto), VIA Rail, and other Canadian Railways and Transit

Moderator: Ken V

  by bitf
While somethings have to be metric (road signs, gas prices, etc.) there are no regulations requiring the use of metric measurements in speech. There is no metric police wondering around smashing peoples' heads in for failing to state a distance in metres. In fact Canadian railways (with some exceptions) still use miles for distance and speed.
shoshanna00 wrote:Wow, only in Canada would you have a rescue worker explain the distance to walk out of there in both miles an kilometers (as per gov regulation of course!).
For the record, it was 1 mile or 1.6KM.
We've had GE's catch on fire on AMTK, too-- a real bad one out of Denver on the Front Range years ago.