Train Station Platform Safety for Passengers
How to stay safe as you're waiting for a train.
Walking on the tracks
Following these simple tips about railroad tracks can save your life. From Operation Lifesaver's safety partners at Utah Transit Authority.
Stalled on the tracks? Get out, get away.
This short video shows what to do if your vehicle stalls on the tracks: get out immediately and find the 800 emergency number near the crossing, or dial 911 and give your exact location.
If it won’t fit, don’t commit!
Getting stuck in a line of cars at a crossing can lead to disaster if you get caught on the tracks. If there's a chance traffic will trap you on the crossing, stop before the tracks and wait for the train to pass.
Where do you stop at the crossing?
Here's a good question: Where exactly are you supposed to stop at a railroad crossing? Watch this 20-second video and find out!
You are Expected Home for Christmas
Operation Lifesaver Estonia's railway safety campaign public service announcement features the slogan “Let the Train Pass! You are Expected Home for Christmas.” Used with permission of Operation Lifesaver Estonia. Visit their website: http://bit.ly/sQtqeL
Take a ride on the Polar Express™!
Video courtesy of Operation Lifesaver Inc.'s safety partner, Rail Events, Inc. View/download our free "Polar Express" holiday safety lesson for kids: bit.ly/u48sk3. For more info on the train rides, visit polarexpressride.com/about.html
Bad Move 2
In Operation Lifesaver's pedestrian safety video, Jessie tells Robert that they need to talk. They go for a walk, leaving their black Lab at home. Take another look and see how this tragedy unfolds.
In Operation Lifesaver's pedestrian safety video, Jessie tells Robert that they need to talk. They go for a walk, leaving their Labrador dog at home. Was the place they chose for their walk a bad move?
How Long Does it Take to Stop a Train?
Football player John helps demonstrate stopping distance for a train. How far do you think the train will go before it's stopped?