The annual effort to speak to safety around Railway lines is underway across Canada and for those of us living in Prince Rupert and Port Edward with more than a few spots of adjacency with rail lines, rail safety should be a message that resonates.
With a sharp rise in the volume of rail traffic into and out of Port related faculties along the Ridley Island and Prince Rupert waterfront areas, the focus on safety is large for CN Rail which serves the port and transits goods east and west through many communities along the Northwest Gateway corridor.
|A CN Rail sign on the waterfront restricting access to the rail yard area
|One of a few of the level crossings in Prince Rupert.
This one at the Rotary Waterfront Park/Kwinitsa Musem/Wheelhouse location
As part of the week long observation of rail Safety CN has put together a media campaign of message making, which includes a Safety Quiz and opportunity to take the Rail Safety Pledge.
It's the 20th anniversary for Rail Safety Week and Operation LifeSaver has more to share on the Cross Canada approach to delving the message on Rail Safety.
Helping to share the message on locally Rail Safety has been the Prince Rupert Port Authority, which has used its social media stream to relay some of the safety themes this week.
More notes on Rail Operations in the Northwest can be reviewed from our archive page.