The Toronto Transit Commission launched a new suicide prevention program Thursday in partnership with Distress Centres of Toronto and Bell Canada.
New specially-equipped payphones and signs will be installed on every subway platform to summon help for people showing signs of distress.
The $100,000 program is called ‘Crisis Link.’
The TTC wants to install platform edge doors that would prevent people from jumping on the tracks.
But it doesn’t have funding because it would cost at least $5-million per station.
There have been seven suicides so far this year on the TTC, and 26 in 2010.