Railway safety

Keep safety on the rails - by keeping kids off them

It's important for children to understand that trains and train tracks are not playgrounds. Oncoming trains cannot stop quickly, and walking or playing on train tracks is dangerous and illegal. Train tracks are private property. Keep children safe by making sure they stay off train tracks, and by crossing tracks only at designated pedestrian or railway crossings when it's safe to do so.

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Railway signs, devices and warnings

Inform your kids or children in your care about railway signs, devices and warnings. Being aware and knowledgeable could save their lives.

Railway safety tips for commuters

When you're in a train station or riding a train with children, keep the following safety tips in mind.

Railway safety tips for cyclists

Be sure children know how to cycle safely near or when crossing railways.

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