Metro-North Railroad holds public events to raise awareness of rail safety
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Metro-North Railroad has announced a series of events surrounding National Rail Safety Week, which aims to raise awareness of rail safety.
"Rail Safety Week is a great opportunity to remind the communities we serve about the importance of staying safe around railroad tracks," said Metro-North President and LIRR Interim President Catherine Rinaldi. "Safety is at the center of everything we do, and these outreach events allow us to spread that message and educate customers on helpful tips for keeping safe."
Railroad staff will be joined by the MTA Police Department as well as representatives from the Federal Railroad Administration, New York State Department of Transportation, Connecticut Department of Transportation, Connecticut Operation Lifesaver, and Response Crisis Center.
Today volunteers will be at the following stations to promote rail safety to all customers:
- Harlem-125th Street
- New Rochelle
- South Norwalk
- White Plains
The campaign runs through Sept. 24.
Customers can play games and win prizes while learning how to be safe around trains, tracks and grade crossings.