- Only cross tracks at designated crosswalks. There are clearly marked signs showing you safe areas to cross the tracks.
- Don’t stand on/near the tracks. Trains have an overhang and may still hit you even if you are not on the track.
- Ensure you give yourself enough room for the crossing gate to come down in front of you. If you are too far forward, the gate could hit you or you could end up standing too close to the train. Use the textured warning strips as an indicator of where to stand.
- Watch for signs and signals. There will be red flashing lights or a train warning symbol at the crossing to indicate a train is coming. These symbols always mean stop.
- Never try to outrun the train or gate. When you see the gate coming down or the train warning symbol, stop; do not run across.
- Never go onto the tracks and keep away from overhead wires – they may be electrified. If you drop something, alert a station agent, police officer or company personnel.
- Trespassing on and around tracks is unlawful. That means you may be subject to criminal prosecution for being and remaining on or near the track without authorization.
- Cross tracks at a right angle or walk your bike across.
- Don’t let your smartphone be a distraction. Tracks are for trains, not selfies. Stay alert. Stay alive.
ONLY in an emergency – not for everyday use.
Crossing Left Across the Tracks