Railway safety awareness from Lillooet RCMP

Lillooet

2022-03-25 08:30 HAP

Under the Official Languages Act, this office provides services to the public in English only. You will find general information in both official languages at bc.rcmp.ca and www.rcmp.ca

Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au cb.grc.ca et www.grc.ca.

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.
Lillooet RCMP and CN Rail Police request everyone to avoid using railways as walking or running routes for their own safety. If you must cross a railway, ensure you stop, look, and listen before crossing.

Diffusé par :

Gend. Andrew Hodges

Agent des relations avec les m├ędias
GRC de Lillooet
317 rue Main Lillooet C.-B. V0K 1V0
Bureau : 250-256-4244

Courriel : andrew.hodges@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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