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Celebrate Rail Safety Month with Sound Transit

Staff available for virtual safety presentations to classes, groups

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We’ve been talking a lot about how we can keep each other safe during a pandemic.  

Safety is one of Sound Transit’s core values, and this month, we’re extra focused on keeping everyone safe and secure around trains and tracks.  

We won't be able to host in-person events this year, but we will still have educational signage around our system, and online resources will be available.

Let's talk safety with your classroom 

Sound Transit is always available to provide safety presentations to your school, community center or youth program. Request a presentation here. 

As schools in our region are continuing with distance learning this fall, Sound Transit’s Safety team will be offering virtual presentations and is happy to tailor them for teachers. Presentations are interactive and age/grade appropriate. 

Rail safety is a team effort. You can do your part by sharing knowledge and facts to help deter unsafe behavior and reduce incidents.   

As a rider, you can help by staying aware and by looking out for others (and wear your mask). Make sure to follow these tips: 

  • Never walk on or around train tracks. 

  • Always use crosswalks and obey traffic signs, signals and crossing gates. 

  • Be alert: look and listen for trains. Trains run on any track, any time in either direction. 

  • Stay behind warning strips at the edge of station platforms. 

Check our website for more information. 

And check out this great video from our friends at LA Metro about staying safe around trains:

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