Safe Behaviour at Railway Crossings

CN Police want to raise awareness about safe behaviour at rail crossings. CN Police Officers are spreading a rail safety message in the City of Dauphin. Last year in North America, there were over 3,400 collisions with trains, resulting in over 2,200 serious injuries or fatalities. Rail safety is a core value at CN and CN Police wants to be a part of the effort to minimize the risk of accidents at railway crossings.

It is important to remember that the only safe and legal place to cross train tracks is at a railway crossing. Railway yards, train tracks, tunnels, and bridges are private property. Walking or biking along railway tracks or taking a shortcut across tracks is dangerous and illegal. CN Police will be on patrol throughout the province and want to send a strong safety reminder not to trespass on railway tracks or property.

Safety tips at rail crossings:

  • Be rail-smart: Stop. Look. Listen. Live
  • Railway tunnels and bridges are only slightly wider than the rails, leaving little to no room for a person if a train does come along.
  • Always cross railway tracks at designated crossings.
  • Obey all railway signs and warning devices, such as lights, bells and gates.
  • Trains can overhang the tracks by as much as a metre so keep your distance.
  • Call 911 to notify local emergency responders if you see an emergency on the tracks.

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To read the full News Release, click here: April 12th Trespassing Release