Be Rail Safe
From September 21-27, Rail Safety Week reminds people of the importance of always being safe around trains, tracks and rail crossings.
Remember these tips to ensure you maintain a safe distance from yourself and a train:
- Wait behind the yellow platform tiles at LRT stations.
- Look both ways before crossing tracks at all train crossings. If you’re wearing headphones, take them off so you can hear if any trains are coming.
- Wait behind the LRT crossing gates. Even if you see a train already pass by, there could be a second train coming.
Whether you are walking, biking, driving or on an e-scooter, when you ensure your own safety when approaching or crossing LRT tracks, you help provide a safe transit experience for everyone, including the operator.
Trespassing is more than walking on the tracks. From the moment the lights and sounds activate, if you enter the crossing, you’re trespassing. If caught, patrons are subject to a fine. The fine for trespassing on ETS crossings is $250. If someone trespasses at an LRT crossing and a CN crossing, they can be fined twice (total of $537). If the lights/sounds activate while you are crossing, then it is not trespassing, but clear the crossing immediately.