News Category: rail safety tips

Longtime railroader describes the trauma of responding to two fatalities in one year

You hear about it when you’re hired on with the railway. Incidents happen, it comes with the job. You hope it doesn’t happen to you. But when you experience firsthand two railway-related fatalities in just one year, how could someone not ultimately ask the question: Why?… Read More

DOs and DON’Ts of railfanning near the tracks tip #2

Part of the thrill of getting the epic train shot you’ve been after is seeking the perfect location to take it. We’re big proponents of railfanning and understand the need to find the perfect locale – as long as it doesn’t involve illegal and risky behaviour in the process.… Read More

Hey snowmobilers—these rail safety tips could save your life

Hitting the open trail for a day of adventuring on your snowmobile is always a good time, but if your ride takes you near railway tracks, one wrong move could make it your last.… Read More

Operation Lifesaver’s Valentine’s wish for you

Love is in the air today for Valentine’s Day and while you’re out and about, making your way to dates, dinner reservations and other good times, make sure you get there in one piece.… Read More

2016 rail safety review: trespassing incidents on the rise

The numbers are in and 2016 saw an alarming rise in railway trespassing injuries and fatalities in Canada. This infographic breaks down the numbers:… Read More

A rail safety warning from CN Chief of Police Stephen Covey

We would like to take this opportunity to highlight an important rail safety message from a valued Operation Lifesaver partner, CN Chief of Police and Chief Security Officer, Stephen Covey. A man who is no stranger to sharing the message of rail safety in his day-to-day work, Stephen’s message rings true:

“Rail safety is a shared responsibility.”

Please remember Stephen’s advice and help us spread the lifesaving message of rail safety by passing it on.… Read More

Straight up: Trains can kill you!

Time and time again we see too many risking their lives and ending up in the path of an oncoming train. The misconceptions that you can get out of the way in time or that it’s okay to take a shortcut over the tracks are false.… Read More

There’s no way around it —railway tracks are for trains only!

Running late—it happens to all of us. Whether you’re trying to get to school, work or meeting up with friends, no one really wants to be late. And when you find yourself running behind, it’s hard to think about anything else.… Read More

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