RAIL SAFETY WEEK

Canada's Rail Safety Week is September 23rd-29th, 2018.  

When you “See Tracks” always “Think Train!”  This week we are joining Canadian Pacific and all Canadian railways in reminding people to make smart decisions around tracks and trains. Take the pledge to be safe around tracks and trains this Rail Safety Week.

Remember - "All railway property, including tracks and surrounding right-of-ways are private. Unauthorized access by the public is illegal and hazardous. This includes walking on or around tracks, bridges, right-of-ways or rail yards. Trespassing laws are designed to keep the public and our employees safe,” said Laird Pitz, CP’s Senior Vice-President and Chief Risk Officer. "Rail safety requires 24/7 vigilance. We ask everyone to consider their own safety around railroad property. The impact of an incident can have tragic consequences for all concerned, including family, friends and community."

Always practice situational awareness around tracks and trains to keep yourself safe. This Rail Safety Week, choose the safe route to school or work and stick to it. Don’t let a shortcut cut your life short. If you use railway property or tracks as walking paths, you risk your life. Always use designated paths and crossings. This Rail Safety Week, speak to your children about dangers at level crossings and railway property.

For more information on rail safety, visit: https://www.cpr.ca/en/safety/railsense

The Village of Radium Hot Springs is proud to be a partner in Rail Safety this Rail Safety Week. Always remember, when you See Tracks Think Train!!