News Category: railway crossing

Hey snowmobilers—these rail safety tips could save your life

Hitting the open trail for a day of adventuring on your snowmobile is always a good time, but if your ride takes you near railway tracks, one wrong move could make it your last.… Read More

DOs and DON’Ts of railfanning near the tracks tip #1

Railfans of all ages know trains are cool. We get it and love seeing images and stories from avid railfans across the world. In fact, they tend to capture some of the greatest train images around!… Read More

2016 rail safety review: trespassing incidents on the rise

The numbers are in and 2016 saw an alarming rise in railway trespassing injuries and fatalities in Canada. This infographic breaks down the numbers:… Read More

A rail safety message from CP Police Chief Ken Marchant

We would like to introduce you to one of Operation Lifesaver’s valued partners, CP Police Chief, Ken Marchant.

Throughout his career with the railway, Ken has seen his fair share of head-shaking incidents, where people chose to gamble near the tracks.… Read More

A rail safety warning from CN Chief of Police Stephen Covey

We would like to take this opportunity to highlight an important rail safety message from a valued Operation Lifesaver partner, CN Chief of Police and Chief Security Officer, Stephen Covey. A man who is no stranger to sharing the message of rail safety in his day-to-day work, Stephen’s message rings true:

“Rail safety is a shared responsibility.”

Please remember Stephen’s advice and help us spread the lifesaving message of rail safety by passing it on.… Read More

There’s no way around it —railway tracks are for trains only!

Running late—it happens to all of us. Whether you’re trying to get to school, work or meeting up with friends, no one really wants to be late. And when you find yourself running behind, it’s hard to think about anything else.… Read More

July 2016 Rail Safety Stats and Trends

For detailed statistics, visit our Facts & Stats section!… Read More

Saskatchewan photographer weighs in on the dangers of photos on the tracks

It’s a disturbing trend that’s seen two 16 year-olds, a member of a film crew, and a fitness celebrity killed. A wedding party narrowly escaped the same fate. These are just a few high profile examples of the risks and deadly repercussions of taking photos on train tracks.… Read More

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