The 2019 Rail Safety Week (Sept. 23-29) kicked off on Monday with CN Rail launching its safety awareness campaign across Canada and the United States.
Mayor Caul said during Monday night's council meeting it's a very special year because it marks CN's 100th anniversary.
Because railway safety is a shared responsibility between cities, towns, and aboriginal communities that CN serves, they are powerful allies in promoting railway safety this week, she noted.
CN will be out in communities across Canada and the United States to raise awareness around the potentially devastating consequences of trespassing on railway tracks and disregarding railway safety signs and devices at crossings.
“CN is encouraging the public to take a rail safety pledge online which they can easily share with their Facebook friends and Twitter followers,” Mayor Caul remarked.
“The rail safety pledge asks people to share real safety tips in their community, talk about rail safety at their local schools or report unsafe behaviour around trains or railway property,” she added.
To get the rail safety tips, visit www.mysafetypledge.com
“Not just this week but always be careful around railway crossings,” Mayor Caul stressed.