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Rail Safety Week 2018

Posted: September 21, 2018

 

Rail Safety Week 2018

Canadian Pacific (CP) and the Canadian Pacific Police Service (CPPS) will be educating the public during this year’s Rail Safety Week about safety in and around railway property. From September 23 to 29, CP and CPPS will conduct rail safety blitzes in communities across our network – from Montreal to Vancouver – with participation from other police agencies and schools to educate motorists, pedestrians and the general public about the role we each play in staying safe.

"All railway property, including tracks and surrounding right-of-ways are private. Unauthorized access by the public is illegal and hazardous. This includes walking on or around tracks, bridges, right-of-ways or rail yards. Trespassing laws are designed to keep the public and our employees safe,” said Laird Pitz, CP’s Senior Vice-President and Chief Risk Officer. "Rail safety requires 24/7 vigilance. We ask everyone to consider their own safety around railroad property. The impact of an incident can have tragic consequences for all concerned, including family, friends and community."

CP is proud to be the safest railway in North America, with the fewest reportable train accidents per million train miles among all Class 1 railways for 12 years straight.