See Tracks, Think Train! Stay Off the Tracks.
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: 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.
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)
Brightline Educational Resources
Brightline Safety Materials (available in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole)
Press Release - Brightline Expands Rail Safety Outreach Efforts
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