Tri-Rail is committed to providing a safe, reliable and convenient passenger rail service. With safety being our top priority, Tri-Rail has launched its Respect the Rails initiative to raise awareness about safe practices around railroad crossings and train tracks.

Here are a few safety reminders and facts for you to know: 

  • It can take a mile or more for a train to stop.
  • Trains overhang the tracks by at least three feet in both directions – so if you are in the right-of-way next to the track, you can be hit by the train.
  • Do not cross the tracks immediately after a train passes, a second train could be on the way.
  • Flashing red lights indicate a train is approaching, do not cross the tracks until the lights have stop flashing and it’s safe to do so.
  • Do not attempt to drive around a crossing gate.
  • Selfie and photo shoots on train tracks are illegal and can have deadly consequences.

To learn more about rail safety, please take a moment to watch these videos.