CN taking hard stance during Rail Safety Week

by Canadian Shipper

MONTREAL, Que. — CN is vowing “no compromise” in its campaign to end accidents, injuries and fatalities on and near railway crossings, tracks and property as it gears up for Rail Safety Week.

Throughout the event, held April 26 to May 2, CN Police will be out in full force, conducting safety blitz operations at railway crossings and commuter stations in about 150 locations across Canada and the US.

CN officials say they will be sending clear messages to motorists and commuters about the importance of safety at crossings and the deadly risks of trespassing on railway tracks and property.

The numbers of fatalities and injuries from crossing accidents and trespassing remain unacceptably high, says CN Police Chief Covey. “What is it going to take to stop people from taking risks? Injuries and fatalities on and near railway crossings, tracks and property must be reduced. CN is determined to end the tragic loss of life and debilitating injuries – most of them completely avoidable.”

CN says its no compromise: no accidents – no injuries – no fatalities campaign will stress education and prevention, but the railway also notes that it also plans to get tougher on enforcement.

CN will be releasing a list of safety blitz locations for Rail Safety Week on April 26.

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