Crossing Safety and Trespass Prevention Symposium to Address Human Factors

Montreal - The 9th International Level Crossing Safety and Trespass Prevention Symposium continues Tuesday with some 40 speakers addressing human performance in relation to highway/railway crossing safety and trespass prevention.

The speakers are from Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, India, Iran, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Finland and Australia. They will address human behaviour and intervention, law enforcement education in caring communities and advanced technologies for risk mitigation.

“The second day of speaking sessions addresses a very important aspect of public safety along the railway tracks,” said Gary Drouin, the chair of the symposium. “Human performance is one of the many keys to preventing trespassing and continuing a positive track record of highway/railway crossing safety.”

Following the day’s sessions, a banquet for more than 230 symposium delegates will be held in the concourse of Canadian Pacific Railway’s Windsor Station. The symposium is taking place at Montreal’s Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth until Wednesday, with technical visits throughout the greater Montreal region on Thursday.

The symposium has been organized in Canada by the Railway Association of Canada, Transport Canada, Transports Québec, National Research Council Canada, Operation Lifesaver, CN, CP, the United Transportation Union, and the Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers.

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Contact Information:

Roger Cameron
Railway Association of Canada
cell 514-265-5918

Cathy Cossaboom
Transport Canada