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Category: Safety

May is Mental Health Month

Incidents on the railroad tracks run the gamut from people taking shortcuts on the right-of-way, would-be models posing on tracks as a background, to homeless encampments, and tragically, suicide attempts. […]

Stay safe when taking photos near tracks

Train tracks are fun to photograph.  With leading lines and cool textures, many photographers flock to the railroads for senior photos, family portraits and even artsy images.  There’s many dangers […]

Rail safety tips to teach children

The earlier the better when teaching kids to be “track smart.” Along with teaching kids the importance of avoiding streets because they can be dangerous, parents can also use the […]

Steps for a Safe Commute

A prepared Metrolink commuter knows how to ensure their personal safety in the course of a regular commute. How many of these tasks are part of your commuting routine? To […]

Stay Safe – Avoid Distracted Walking

The list of possible issues distracted walking can create in the workplace is endless. Work areas and the tasks occurring in them are constantly changing, maintaining situational awareness is key. […]

Don’t tempt fate – stay away from tracks!

Everyday people tempt fate and die trespassing on railroad tracks. Not everyone who trespasses on railroad property does so with bad intentions. Regardless of intent, trespassing isn’t just illegal – […]

Metrolink Installs Life-Saving AEDs on All Trains

On Friday, Metrolink announced that it has installed Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) on all trains operating in the agency’s six-county service region and is providing hands-on and online resources to […]

Most People Hit by Trains Never See Them

Almost everyone will approach railroad tracks in their lifetime. Crossing railroad tracks may already be a common occurrence for you, and that is why it is important to know how […]

Safety during rainy weather

Southern California is known for its year-round sunshine and great weather, but Southern Californians know darker weather can appear seemingly out of nowhere. This can include thunderstorms with damaging winds, […]