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Reporting on Rail-Related Suicide Incidents

Operation Lifesaver, Inc. offers free resources for journalists reporting on rail-related suicide incidents that can help prevent contagion.

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Operation Lifesaver encourages media professionals to include useful rail safety tips and resources in their reporting. 

  • Safe and Effective Messaging on Rail Incidents - The media plays an important role when reporting on rail incidents, particularly those that may involve suicide. This guide provides useful tips you can utilize for effective reporting on rail incidents.
  • Statistics - Are you looking for rail-related statistics and numbers? Check out relevant data on rail statistics. 
  • Operation Lifesaver State Coordinators - Find information about rail safety efforts and incidents in a specific state by contacting the OL State Coordinator.

For news about Operation Lifesaver's activities or other rail safety information, visit our news page or email us at news@oli.org.  

For additional Federal Railroad Administration information on highway-rail grade crossing safety and rail trespass prevention. Visit the FRA website and click on FRA Trespassing Fact Sheet and FRA Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety Fact Sheet.

Media Contact

Operation Lifesaver, Inc. understands the importance of the news media’s role in helping the public make safe decisions around tracks and trains.

To request further information about Operation Lifesaver’s activities, or for additional safety information, email general@oli.org or contact our national headquarters office at 703-739-0308.

If you are a reporter seeking information for a local news story, view our list of state Operation Lifesaver program contacts.

If you are on deadline for a story and would like Operation Lifesaver, Inc.'s perspective on a highway-rail safety or trespass prevention topic, email news@oli.org

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