Rail Safety at a Glance via CN Rail
and by everyone looking out for others in their communities, we can help keep them safe.
Because of their size, trains appear to be much further away and traveling much slower than their actual speed. Don’t be
The average train needs at least 2 km to stop. Trains can stop, but they can’t stop quickly!
Taking a shortcut across the
tracks or being on railway property is illegal and trespassers can be seriously injured or killed.
An average freight train weighs
over 5,500 tonnes. Compare that
to a car, which weighs about 1.5 tonne. A train hitting a car is like a car hitting a pop can.
Stopped railway cars can move at
any time. If you’re on one or near
one when it moves, you could lose a limb or worse, your life.
Tunnels, bridges, and trestles
are only designed for trains. Trespassers can be seriously injured or killed.
Trains can carry loads that are wider than the railroad cars themselves. They can have chains, straps, or other equipment that may extend outside the car. If you are standing too close, you could get hit.
Trains do not always run on a schedule. They can run at any time, on any track and come from either direction.
Together we can help save lives! If you witness any unsafe situation near the railroad, please call 1‑800‑465‑9239.
Keep these rail safety tips handy and share them with someone today – help us save lives!”