Transit riders will now face a $115 fine if they pry open a SkyTrain door while the train is stopped.
“We hope that if people realize they are not going to get off scot-free, people will listen to this and recognize that it’s just not worth it.”
Anne Drennan with Transit Police says this comes after two lengthy system wide shutdowns in July.
“Because pictures and video etc of all these people walking along the guide way, and the story about prying the doors open became kind of a big thing, it appears that we’ve got some kind of copycat behavior going on.”
Drennan says while the system is designed for safe evacuation, the track is charged with 600 volts, and you could be electrocuted.
A criminal charge of public mischief could be also be considered.