News Category: train safety knowledge

March rail safety statistics indicate increase in trespasser fatalities

Unfortunately, the month of March saw an increase in trespasser fatalities across Canada. This spike in numbers is a sombre reminder that knowing how to be rail safe near railway tracks and property is a vital life lesson.… Read More

Your brush with death: see what it’s like to be hit by a train

Let’s be real—we’re all obsessed with our phones and are generally in a hurry to get where we’re going. This combination of distraction and impatience can lead to lapses in our better judgement.… 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

DOs and DON’Ts of railfanning near the tracks tip #1

Railfans of all ages know trains are cool. We get it and love seeing images and stories from avid railfans across the world. In fact, they tend to capture some of the greatest train images around!… 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

Winter rail safety quiz: Do you have what it takes to stay alive around the tracks?

January brings some of Canada’s harshest winter conditions. No better time to ask yourself: Do you know all there is to know about travelling around trains and tracks during the winter? Whether you’re driving or out adventuring, take this winter rail safety quiz and find out for yourself!… Read More

3 easy-to-follow rail safety resolutions

A new year = new resolutions, are we right? If you haven’t made any resolutions yet, don’t worry—we‘ve got you covered. Eating better and exercising more always make the list, but this year, tack on another lifesaver: pledge to be rail safe!… Read More

A rail safety message from CP Police Chief Ken Marchant

We would like to introduce you to one of Operation Lifesaver’s valued partners, CP Police Chief, Ken Marchant.

Throughout his career with the railway, Ken has seen his fair share of head-shaking incidents, where people chose to gamble near the tracks.… Read More

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