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See Tracks, Think Train! Stay Off the Tracks.

Post Date:February 20, 2018 9:00 AM

Important Safety Information about the Brightline Intercity Express Passenger Train from All Aboard Florida

As part of its ongoing education, Brightline has developed a robust awareness and outreach campaign focused on educating the public about rail safety. Please review the Public Service Announcements (PSA), safety tips, Florida Statutes, and images for social media below to help save lives, including your own.

Multiple tracks, multiple trains

Did you know both freight and passenger trains operate on the Florida East Coast Railway (FEC Railway) and South Florida Rail Corridor (SFRC)?

Brightline, the new intercity express passenger train, recently launched regularly scheduled passenger service. The Florida East Coast (FEC) Railway has had one track in most places, but now it has two or three. This means multiple trains can now run on multiple tracks at any time.

Tri-Rail, the region’s public commuter rail system, Amtrak, and CSX currently operate on the South Florida Rail Corridor, which also has multiple tracks.

Remember, see tracks, think train! Stay off the train tracks!

PSA: See Tracks, Think Train! Stay Off the Tracks!


PSA: Look, Listen & Live 

Safety Tips from Operation Lifesaver

Keep yourself and your family and friends safe by following Operation Lifesaver’s top five rail safety tips:

1) Look and listen for a train as you approach all railroad crossings. Obey all signs, warning lights, and gates.  

2) Trains are quieter and faster than you think. Never try to beat a train.

3) Because of their size and weight, it can take a mile or more to stop a train.

4) Always expect a train on any track; avoid distractions when you approach a crossing.

5) Railroad property is private property. Walking on the tracks is illegal and dangerous.

Florida Statutes and Law Enforcement

Stopping or walk on train tracks is illegal and punishable by law. In addition, motorists and pedestrians can and will be fined for crossing the tracks while the lights are flashing BEFORE the arms go down. If motorists can safely stop once the lights begin flashing, they must stop at the stop bar.


Vehicle fine=$205 (more than the standard moving violation of $165)
Pedestrian fine=$63.50

Florida Statutes

Fla. Stat. 316.1575 (covers the majority of railroad violations)
Fla. Stat. 316.159
Fla. Stat. 316.170
Fla. Stat. 316.1945 (1)(a)(8), (1)(c)(1)
Fla. Stat. 316.183 (4)(a)

Brightline Educational Resources

Brightline Safety Materials (available in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole)

Press Release - Brightline Expands Rail Safety Outreach Efforts

Connect with Brightline


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Help spread the word about train safety on your social media sites. To save the images, right click on the image(s) and select "Save Image As" and then save to your computer or mobile device.

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