Railway safety awareness from Lillooet RCMP
2022-03-25 08:30 PDT
Lillooet features a railway track that parallels the main corridor of Main St, extending south into Seton Lake, and north across the Fraser River. While this may appear to be a convenient walking or running route, Lillooet RCMP reminds everyone that these railways are private property.
The railway through Lillooet is open and active. Besides trains, other railway equipment and rail vehicles also use the railway. These vehicles are often much quieter than an actual train. Recently a rail bus has also been using the railway to commute between Lillooet and Seton Portage/Shalalth.
Railway safety tips:
- Taking a shortcut across the tracks or being on railway property is illegal, and trespassers could be seriously injured or killed.
- Because of their size, trains appear to be much farther away and travelling much slower than their actual speed.
- The average train needs at least 2 km to stop.
- Tunnels, bridges, and trestles are designed for trains only. Trespassers can be seriously injured or killed.
- Trains and other railway vehicles do not always run on schedule. They can run at any time, on any track and come from either direction.
Cst. Andrew HodgesMedia Relations Officer
317 Main St Lillooet BC V0K 1V0
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