From September 23-29, Rail Safety Week reminds people of the importance of always being safe around trains, tracks and rail crossings.
When you ensure your own safety, you help provide a safe transit experience for everyone. After all, it’s not just you who is impacted by the decision to be unsafe at train platforms and crossings - many people around you can be affected. Even if you come out of a situation unharmed, the passengers on the train, and/or the operator, could get hurt if the train has to suddenly apply its brakes.
For LRT crossings, it is considered trespassing if you enter a crossing once the gate arms are down. If caught, patrons are subject to a fine. The fine for ETS crossings is $250, while the provincial fine for CN Rail crossings is $287.
If you’re interested in learning more about rail safety, representatives will be onsite at the following LRT Stations:
- Monday September 23 from 7-9am
- Tuesday September 24 from 2:30-4:30pm
- Special Guest: Edmonton Police Services’ LRT Beats Team
- Wednesday September 25 from 7-9am
South Campus/Fort Edmonton Park Station
- Thursday September 26 from 7-9am
Health Sciences/Jubilee Station
- Thursday September 26 from 2:30-4:30pm