September 13, 2023
Submitted by Constable Dean Solowan, CN Police
Every year, more than 2,100 North Americans are killed or seriously injured because of unsafe behaviour around tracks and trains. Every one of these incidents and deaths are preventable. By looking out for each other and working together, we can help keep our communities safe and prevent injuries and fatalities on or near railway property.
Safety is a core value at CN and we continue to take all necessary steps to protect our employees, communities, customers, vendors and partners with the objective of reducing rail related injuries and fatalities to zero. As we safely serve our customers and keep the economy moving, we remain committed in our efforts to educate the public on rail safety.
Rail Safety Week will be held in Canada, the United States, and Mexico from September 18-24, 2023. Once again this year, efforts to get the rail safety message out will be stronger than ever and represent a unique opportunity to work together with you, we want people to slow down , look in both directions, listen for approaching trains and obey all railway signs and signals.
Rail Safety is a shared responsibility.