June trespassing incidents more than double year-over-year

COVID-19 lockdowns are over—at least for now—and Canadians are finally able to get out and about, which is great news. But it also increases peoples’ chances of coming across railway tracks. That’s why Operation Lifesaver wants to remind Canadians to stay clear of railway tracks and trains, and only cross tracks at designated crossings.
Last month, the number of people who lost their lives or were seriously injured in trespassing incidents more than doubled compared to the year before. Five Canadians died trespassing on railway tracks or property last month and another two were seriously injured; that’s compared to two trespassing deaths and one serious injury in June of 2020.
Let’s work together to get these numbers down to zero—because every incident can be prevented. Keep off of train tracks and railway property, always obey railway warning signs and signals, and heed Operation Lifesaver’s motto: “Look. Listen. Live.” For more life-saving tips, check out our resources page.