Sadness on the Ctrain this morning

This morning, on my daily commute, there was a delay on the Calgary commuter rail – the Ctrain. This is pretty standard, as the trains aren’t terribly reliable, and the power often fails on the overhead lines, or people drive into the cars on their surface tracks.

But, this morning… it was different. At Anderson Station, as we rode slowly by on a train that wasn’t stopping, there was a body on the tracks.

Reports on Twitter shared that some people had seen the person jump in front of the moving train. All I could think of was the poor driver who couldn’t have possibly done anything, and then the person who killed themselves in front of all those horrified morning commuters.

I can’t even begin to understand the sadness and pain that someone must be feeling, that they felt their only option is to jump in front of the train. My heart aches just thinking about it.

Things do get better. I know. I’ve felt pretty low earlier in my life… Things get better.

My thought to you, dear reader – if you know of someone who’s feeling lonely or low, drop them a note, or give them a call. We all need to know we’re loved and appreciated. Who knows. Maybe you’ll save a life this holiday season.

MUCH love and hugs go out to everyone who drops by here. xoxo


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    Sad says

    There has been no news of this yet today, so I just want to say thank you for posting this. I park at Anderson Station daily and it was said there was a fatality, by Transit on the phone as well as by a police officer. My heart goes out to the family of this person. I wondered if it was truly an accident or if it was in fact a suicide. Very sad that this person felt there was no other option. I agree that during the holidays it is extreamly important to reach out to anyone who is having a difficult time.

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    Hi – thanks for coming by. I was surpised to see that there was no news from any of the outlets this morning on this. That said, it had recently happened when we moved by the scene on the train this morning. Hugs…

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    Confused says

    I too know this man and am very confused by the lack of media coverage over his death. It is a heartbreaking situation, he is and will be missed, but the public deserve for it to be published, the C train deaths are becoming a real issue in our city. Awareness is key.

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