CN Police Service Const. Mark Chupik, CNPS Sgt. Andrew Spanos and RCMP Const. Ryan Carey monitor the CN Rail behind Galaxy Cinemas as part of their railroad crossing enforcement campaign May 24. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)

CN Police urge railway caution in Vernon

In 2017, more than 222 accidents occurred

Safety on railway tracks is of utmost concern to the Canadian National (CN) Police.

“Trespassing on railway tracks/property is not only dangerous, as it can result in significant risk of injury and death, but it is illegal,” said Jonathan Abecassis, CN Police media relations manager.

Under the Railway Safety Act of Canada, it is an offence for anyone to trespass on railway property and can result in a $115 fine.

“The CN Police Service will be on patrol in your community and want to send a strong safety reminder to not trespass on railway tracks/property,” Abecassis said. “Be aware of your surroundings and look, listen, live.”

Related: CN Police, RCMP blitz railroad crossing violations

In 2017, more than 222 accidents occurred in Canada and resulted in 72 fatalities and 44 serious injuries.

To encourage safety, Abecassis said to only cross railway tracks at designated public and pedestrian crossings, obey the railway crossing control devices and do not “attempt ot beat the train.” Before walking across any railway crossing, he said, look both ways, listen and only proceed over the crossing when it is safe to do so.”


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