Keeping you safe on board has been a Sound Transit value from the beginning – and an even stronger focus over the past year and a half.
As we get ready to open three new Link light rail stations at U District, Roosevelt and Northgate on Oct. 2, we wanted to remind passengers about how to stay safe while traveling.
And it's perfect timing, because Sept. 20-26 is Rail Safety Week!
Whether you're an expert transit user or planning a trip for the first time, take some time to review these tips:
Please be aware of your surroundings on our train platforms. The yellow strip on the edge of the platform is to keep you safe - stay behind it until you are boarding the train.
If you’re traveling with kids, keep them close to you and make sure they aren’t running or playing on the platforms.
And if your trip takes you to one of our at-grade stations, please obey the signals when you’re crossing the tracks.
Always remember that trains run on both tracks, so another train could be coming!
We know that safety is much more than a physical feeling. To ride confidently, psychological safety is just as important.
All people are welcome on trains and buses. Hate and harassment are not.
Our “All Aboard” campaign aims to address acts of racism and harassment, and to help all riders feel welcome and supported while using our service.
And we want riders to know what steps they can take if they feel unsafe or if they experience or witness harassment - or any safety concern.
Our security desk is staffed 24/7. Save their number in your phone, and call or text any time: 206-398-5268.
As always, call 911 in an emergency.
We can't wait to welcome everyone to the three new light rail stations.
Please remember that masks are still required on trains and buses - while you're riding and while you're waiting at a station or stop.
As we have throughout this pandemic, let's keep working together to keep each other safe.