Stay Safe with These Safety Tips!

At Metrolink, we are committed to making sure that everyone who interacts with our trains does so safely. Please, take a moment to familiarize yourself with the following safety tips.


Train Facts You Should Know:

  • Expect a train on any track, at any time, from any direction.
  • Trains can’t swerve—they can only follow the track. The only thing the engineer can do is apply the emergency brake.
  • There are often two or more sets of tracks at the same crossing. If you see one train stopped you often can’t see another train approaching.
  • Never cross the tracks when the gates are down or when the signal lights are flashing.

 Safety Guidelines

On the Passenger Platform:


  • Be aware. Not all trains stop at every station.
  • Wait behind the line while standing on the platform. Do not cross the line until the train is stopped and the doors open.
  • Never run on the station platform.

On Board the Train:


  • Hold the handrail when climbing or descending the stairs on board the train.
  • Collect your belongings and move toward the exit as soon as your station stop is announced.
  • Secure bicycles with the straps provided in each car. Only two bicycles may be stored at each location.
  • Never lean on the doors or hold them open.

At Crossings and Tracks


  • Always cross the tracks at designated locations only.
  • Always look both ways and use caution when crossing.

Safety Always Matters.

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1 Comment

  1. I appreciate it when you explained that trains can’t swerve and that the engineer can only apply the emergency brakes since that it simply follows the tracks. If that is the case, then I can only imagine the horror of everyone when the train went out of line and swerved a little. It’s a good thing that it is fairly slow. The only problem now is that we need railroad supplies since the tracks broke a little.

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