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All coastal rail line service will be suspended March 25-26. To facilitate regular maintenance and infrastructure improvements along the coastal rail corridor, all coastal rail line service will be suspended […]




See Tracks, Think Train


Safety is NCTD’s top priority. NCTD works in cooperation with Operation Lifesaver to highlight the need for safe practices around railroad tracks.  The Operation Lifesaver mission is to end collisions, deaths and injuries at highway-rail grade crossings and on rail property through a nationwide network of volunteers who work to educate people about rail safety.  NCTD staff is available to make presentations about rail and transit safety to school groups, community organizations, driver education classes, professional drivers at trucking companies, emergency response personnel, and law enforcement officers. For more information, please visit the Operation Lifesaver website at or the California Operation Lifesaver website at:

Look, listen & live

  • Be alert – it’s difficult to judge train distance and speed.
  • Look both ways – trains may come from either direction at any time.
  • Listen for train horns and bells.
  • Don’t use cell phones. Do remove ear buds.

Tracks are for trains

  • Don’t walk, bike, skateboard, jog or play on or near the tracks
  • Don’t take shortcuts across the tracks.
  • Don’t lean over railings. Trains can overhang tracks by three feet on each side.
  • Don’t cross between, under or walk around a parked train. It may move without warning.
  • Always use crosswalks and obey all traffic signs, signals and crossing gates.
  • Trains always have the right of way.
  • Never walk around or under rail crossing gates.

On the platform

  • Hold small children by the hand while on the platform.
  • Warning strips are located at the edge of station platforms. Stay behind at all times.