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Thanks for helping celebrate #50YearsOfRailSafety throughout 2022.

Operation Lifesaver is a mission driven rail safety education non-profit powered by dedicated people. OL has a long, proud history of sharing the rail safety message.

With programs in 47 states and the District of Columbia, we're making a difference and saving lives in communities around the country.

How can you help #STOPTrackTragedies? Know the Facts. Recognize the Signs. Make Safe Choices. Share the Rail Safety message.

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Watch the January 2022 Washington, DC launch event for the Amtrak Commemorative Operation Lifesaver 50th Anniversary Locomotive.

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50 Years of Rail Safety - Operation Lifesaver Timeline

Play our Trivia Game! Test your rail safety and train trivia knowledge.

Try your hand at Operation Lifesaver's Train Track Trivia game! There are 12 games in all - one for every month. Share the link with friends and family and challenge them to compete.

Play Train Track Trivia
Meet a Volunteer Operation Lifesaver's Authorized Volunteers, or OLAVs, give FREE rail safety presentations throughout the U.S.

Our OLAVs are the heart of Operation Lifesaver's rail safety education efforts. During OL's 50th Anniversary year we are highlighting 50 OLAVs over 50 weeks! Read why our amazing OLAVs volunteer to #STOPTrackTragedies.


Meet our OLAVs
Celebrate with Commemorative Merchandise Operation Lifesaver has 50th Anniversary Bags, Pins, Stickers and more.

Partner Videos

Amit Bose, Federal Railroad Administration

FRA Administrator Amit Bose talks about the importance of Operation Lifesaver's 50th Anniversary while kicking off Rail Safety Week 2022. Save the date for Rail Safety Week 2023 – Sept 18-24.

Nuria Fernandez, Federal Transit Administration

Joe DeLorenzo, Federal Transit Administration

Take The Rail Safety Pledge

Every three hours in the U.S., a person or vehicle is hit by a train.

Make your communities safer. Take the Operation Lifesaver Rail Safety Pledge today!

You Can Help #STOPTrackTragedies.

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Operation Lifesaver's Impact

For 50 years, Operation Lifesaver has shared the rail safety message in communities across the U.S. We do this through free in-person presentations, participation in events, and more.
Crossing Collisions have dropped 84% since Operation Lifesaver began. In 1972 there were 12,000 highway-rail crossing collisions in the U.S.


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Despite this improvement, every three hours in the U.S. A PERSON OR VEHICLE IS HIT BY A TRAIN.

YOU can help #STOPTrackTragedies!

Learn about safety near trains



Thank you to CN Railway for your Gold sponsorship!



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Thank you to Norfolk Southern Corporation for your Bronze sponsorship!

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                                          Help #STOPTrackTragedies. Know the facts. Make good decisions. Share the message.

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