Rail Safety Month
In the State of California during 2018, there were 209 tragic rail incidents (directly related to trespassing) recorded statewide of which 86 resulted in injury, and 123 were fatal.
In an effort to reduce these tragedies, State Legislators passed a bill in 2009 that designated September as “Rail Safety Month.” Each year, passenger and freight rail operators team up to remind pedestrians and motorists to exercise caution when near tracks, to heed the warning signals when crossing railroad tracks, and to always “See Tracks, Think Trains”.
Outreach Events Near You
Every Wednesday in September, NCTD staff will hold various outreach activities at COASTER and SPRINTER stations to educate the public about safety around the tracks. Riders may visit the booth for information and giveaways related to track safety.
September 4 – Oceanside Transit Center & Carlsbad Village Station – 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
September 11 – Escondido Transit Center & Carlsbad Poinsettia Station – 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
September 18 – Vista Transit Center & Encinitas Station – 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
September 25 – Cal State San Marcos – 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – AND – Solana Beach – 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.