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Operation Lifesaver

Rail Safety DOs and DON’Ts for Parents and Caregivers


Operation Lifesaver Parents and caregivers have a responsibility to show young people the right way to behave around trains and railway property. It’s crucial that we work together to promote rail safety with young children so that tragedies can be … Continue reading

2 March 2016 | Posted in Operation Lifesaver | Leave a comment


Exporail to launch exhibition on rail safety in April 2016


                Photo: Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum Saint-Constant / Delson, July 3, 2015. Railway safety is everyone’s business. Two years after the tragedy at Lac-Mégantic, Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum, in collaboration with … Continue reading

3 July 2015 | Posted in Operation Lifesaver | Leave a comment


Digital alerts at railway crossings would help Canadians: rail safety group


Google Maps to alert drivers nearing railway crossings in the U.S. Similar step could prevent accidents in Canada, says head of railway safety group Operation Lifesaver.   Canadian drivers would benefit from getting digital map alerts when they approach railway … Continue reading

2 July 2015 | Posted in Operation Lifesaver | Leave a comment


Operation Lifesaver urges Canadians not to be killed by a train this summer


OTTAWA /CNW/ -Don’t be Bob. That’s the message Operation Lifesaver, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preventing railway related deaths and injuries, is sending Canadians this summer. It’s part of what we’re calling “the summer of rail safety”. “The Misadventures of … Continue reading

3 June 2015 | Posted in Operation Lifesaver | Leave a comment


The horror of hitting someone with a train


“I am reminded of the tragic events that occurred there.”—Terry Brennan, locomotive engineer Operation Lifesaver has embarked upon a series of interviews with railway employees to share with our readers the effects of an incident. We want to express that … Continue reading

13 May 2015 | Posted in Operation Lifesaver | Leave a comment


Operation Lifesaver wants you to think danger when you see railway tracks


Rail Safety Week starts April 27. When you See Tracks Think danger OTTAWA, April 27, 2015 /CNW/ – Too many Canadians die or get injured each year on railway tracks where they have no business being. “When people see tracks, we … Continue reading

27 April 2015 | Posted in Operation Lifesaver | Leave a comment


Minister Raitt launches Rail Safety Week with new funding for railway crossing improvements


Improving safety for Canadians at rail crossings across the country Ottawa – Transport Canada The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today launched Rail Safety Week and announced new funding for railway crossing improvements. This year, Transport Canada will provide … Continue reading



Day of Mourning


Source: Don Ashley – TCRC National Legislative Director   Advocating for improved rail safety  On April 28th we pay our respects and remember our Brothers and Sisters who have been killed, injured or suffered illness as a result of work-related incidents. … Continue reading

23 April 2015 | Posted in Operation Lifesaver, Railways | Leave a comment


Rail Safety Week 2015


How many limbs can you live without?   Every year, approximately 100 Canadians die or suffer serious injuries on railway tracks they should not be on. Everyday choices like wearing headphones, taking a photo, taking a shortcut can cut your … Continue reading

23 April 2015 | Posted in Operation Lifesaver | Leave a comment


“At first it’s like a dream”: Robert Gray reflects on the lasting impact of a train incident


Operation Lifesaver has embarked upon a series of interviews with railway employees to share with our readers the effects of an incident. We want to express that while an incident is tragic for all those involved, rarely has the train … Continue reading

7 April 2015 | Posted in Operation Lifesaver | Leave a comment