Wishing you a safe and joyful holiday season

This holiday season isn’t what most of us had hoped for. Parties are being cancelled, gatherings with family and friends sacrificed, and businesses shut down—all with the aim of stopping the spread of Coronavirus. But COVID-19 isn’t the only risk out there.
Operation Lifesaver Canada wants to also remind Canadians that we all have a part to play when it comes to preventing tragedies on railway tracks and property. Let’s work together to make this holiday season a safe and happy one by learning—and living by—these simple rules:
  • Keep Off Railway Property and Equipment: Railway yards, tunnels, bridges and equipment are all private property. If you’re caught trespassing on them, you could be fined up to $50,000—or worse, you could lose a limb or your life. 
  • Obey All Railway Signs and Signals:  Warning signals and signs are there for a reason, to help save lives. So, obey them!
  • Never Go Around a Lowered Railway Crossing Gate: An activated gate means trains are coming.
  • Never Try to Beat a Train: Trains are much faster than you think. They are also unable to stop quickly enough to save you.
  • Only Use Designated Railway Crossings: Trying to cross tracks anywhere else could be deadly.
  • Stay Off the Tracks: Never walk, cycle or drive on or along railway tracks—and never use them as a shortcut or a recreational path.
Check out our website for other resources to help you and your loved ones stay safe this holiday season.