Safety is the most important thing for our riders to remember when taking the train. Plus, when you practice safe behaviors, you make for a better riding experience for yourself and your fellow passengers.
To navigate safely and courteously on board, wise commuters will
- Maintain good balance by using at least one hand to steady themselves when moving through train cars on foot;
- Rely on handrails when using stairs;
- Remain aware of emergency exits and emergency –equipment locations;
- Know to contact a conductor-often in cab cars-or the nearest uniformed officer in any onboard emergencies;
- Place personal items underneath seats, not on adjacent seats;
- Listen to conductor announcements;
- Notify conductors of unwanted activity such as vandalism and loud or disruptive behavior ;
- Watch for landmarks along their routes indicating it is time to collect their belongings and proceed to exits;
- Safely step from trains to platforms and move away before trains depart.
Don’t hesitate to improve the commute of other riders, too. A kind offer to assist a passenger with bags or to alert someone who leaves a bag, jacket or cell phone behind goes a long to create a safe and courteous Metrolink commuting community.