Trespassing on the rise this year, according to July railway stats

“I’m still seeing trespassers almost on a daily basis”, Al Ghazal, locomotive engineer, told us three years ago. When looking at the most recent railway incident data, the need for increased rail safety awareness is obvious. Trespasser incidents almost doubled from six in July 2016 to ten in July 2017. Year-to-date, there have been more trespassing incidents, fatalities and injuries in this year when compared to 2016. Railway property is private property and it is never acceptable to walk, cycle or drive on or near train tracks. At best, you can get a fine of up to $50,000. At worst, you’ll pay with your life. Staying alive is as easy as following railway signs and warning devices, and staying away from railway tracks and property. Canada, let’s end the summer on a safer note. Help create awareness by sharing the rail safety message with friends, family and colleagues—it could save lives. Look. Listen. Live.