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NJ TRANSIT HOSTS OPERATION LIFESAVER RAIL SAFETY PROGRAM FOR 300 CAMDEN COUNTY STUDENTS

Program increases safety awareness near railroad crossings and right-of-way

NJT-05-067
May 19, 2005

NEWARK, NJ – NJ TRANSIT and the New Jersey Operation Lifesaver Committee will present a rail safety education program to 300 students from Thomas Richards School in Atco and Waterford School in Waterford on Friday, May 20 at 10:30 a.m.

Students will take a roundtrip train ride from Atco Station to Atlantic City on NJ TRANSIT’s Atlantic City Line. Aboard the train, students will receive a safety education program by NJ TRANSIT Safety Department and police personnel. Following the trip, NJ TRANSIT will present awards for winners of a rail safety poster contest at each school.

Operation Lifesaver is a national program dedicated to reducing accidents, injuries and fatalities at railroad grade crossings. In 2004, the New Jersey Operation Lifesaver program reached more than 38,000 students.

WHO: Students from Thomas Richards School and Waterford School
NJ TRANSIT Rail Safety Personnel

WHAT: Operation Lifesaver train between Atco and Atlantic City

WHEN: Friday, May 20, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE: Atco Train Station, Rt. 73 and Berlin Street, Atco, NJ