Even one railway tragedy is one too many

If we’ve learned anything over the past year, it’s that staying safe means following the rules. But that doesn’t just apply to the COVID-19 pandemic. Keeping safe around railway tracks and trains also means following certain rules, such as staying clear of tracks, never using them as a recreational path or a shortcut, and obeying all railway warning signs and signals.
Unfortunately, Canadians sometimes overlook these simple rules—and the consequences can be deadly.
In January, two Canadians lost their lives while trespassing on railway tracks, and another person was killed in a railway crossing incident. But tragedies like these can be prevented—if we work together to ensure all Canadians know, and follow, the rail safety rules.
Take the time to familiarize yourself with these rules and share them with the people you love.  Check out the many rail-safety resources on OL’s website. A few minutes of your time could save a life.