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8 Tips to Keep You Safe at Rail Crossings

Rail Safety Week

“See tracks? Think train!” Based on the decline in rail-related accidents in recent years, it’s a message that people are hearing. But messages about saving lives are always worth repeating to make sure they’re top-of-mind and we don’t become complacent. It all comes down to this: if you need to cross a rail line, approach it expecting to see a train and only cross when it’s safe. With that thought in mind, let’s look at some related tips our...

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Less Waiting for Trains, More Cruising Open Lanes… Good for the Economy, Too

Less Waiting for Trains, More Cruising Open Lanes… Good for the Economy, Too

Road-rail crossings are never a welcome obstacle for drivers and passengers, even for most rail buffs. When we’re eager to get moving but left idle watching a row of passing railcars roll by, it’s easy to forget how important trains are for fuelling our economy. So, where are these trains heading? Many of those travelling through the Lower Mainland pass through the Township of Langley, City of Langley, Surrey and Delta on their way to Deltaport. Demand for trade...

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Get Ready for Rail Safety Week

Railway Signage

Look, Listen and Be Safe Everyday trains operate on 6,692 km of railway tracks across British Columbia. These trains are an important part of our transportation network, not only transporting people and goods, but moving necessary supplies to communities all over the province. In September, get on track for Rail Safety Week. As busy as the train networks are, tracks often seem deserted which is pretty deceiving. Don’t forget the dangers of crossing the railway tracks. Make sure to...

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