Rail & Light Rail Safety
|Rail Safety Brochure|
Help us keep you and your community safe around grade crossings. If you notice a problem or dangerous condition at a grade crossing such as a car stuck on the tracks or a malfunctioning crossing gate, immediately contact NJ TRANSIT Police.
Look for a blue sign posted near the crossing that displays NJ TRANSIT's Police contact number (800-242-0236), a U.S. Department of Transportation crossing identification number, and the street name. Report your observations as well as the information included on the sign to the Police.
Be familiar with these signs - you could save a life.
- Trespassing: It's Not Worth the Risk!
- Trains Can't Stop Quickly!
- Trains Can't Swerve!
- Stay Alert Near Tracks!
- Cross Tracks Only at Designated Locations!
- Never go around crossing gates that are down, on foot or in a car!
- Stay Away from Overhead Electrical Wires!
- Never Throw Items at Trains or onto Tracks!
- Watch the Gap between the train & the platform
Slips, Trips and Falls
Slips, trips and falls are the major cause of unintentional injuries when travelling by train. According to the National Safety Council, slips, trips and falls account for approximately 8.9 million visits to emergency rooms each year (2011 NSC Injury Facts). Situational awareness is essential in preventing these types of injuries. If you see an unsafe condition, please report the information to an NJ TRANSIT representative or contact us through our website at Contact Us. This will help us to correct the unsafe condition as quickly as possible.
- Be alert of hazards that can cause slips, trips and falls.
- If the walking surface is slippery, try to avoid it. If you cannot, take short, wide steps.
- Don't run. Use handrails on stairways at stations as well as on trains.
- Hold on to the handrail while riding on escalators. Don't take more than you can handle, and don't block others.
- Watch out for others who may be distracted.
- Stay alert, don't rush.
Let's travel together safely!