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T.R.A.C.K.S. - Together Railroads And Communities Keeping Safe

Updated Oct 17, 2022
At the Long Island Rail Road, SAFETY is a Core Value.
Three people - Tom, Chrisann, and John - stand in front of the T.R.A.C.K.S. van in Hewlett. The men are wearing navy blue jackets, she is wearing an orange vest.

T.R.A.C.K.S. (Together Railroads And Communities Keeping Safe) is a joint venture between the LIRR's Corporate Safety department and the MTA Police to provide age appropriate, customized training to schools, camps, day cares, libraries, and community groups. We stress the importance of safety at grade crossings and on our platforms and trains; how to travel safely using our system; and the hazards that exist on or near the tracks.

Please contact our Community Relations Specialist, Chrisann Fabio, at (516) 924-1415 or email tracks@lirr.org to learn more about what program best suits the needs of your organization.

Meet Safety Sam!

The Long Island Rail Road is excited to welcome a new member to our team, Safety Sam!!! Safety Sam will be assisting in getting the word out to the community about safety on the trains and around the T.R.A.C.K.S.

Say hello to Safety Sam!

An illustration of a Long Island Rail Road superhero named Safety Sam

See Tracks? Think Train!

Every three hours someone is hit by a train in the United States. On foot or in a vehicle, the result is the same – severe injury or even death. The video and content here teaches you and your loved ones how to be safe around railroad tracks, grade crossings and transit platforms.

Isn't Your Life Worth The Wait?

Don't race the gate, play it safe:

  • Never walk or drive through or around a safety gate with the warning lights flashing or when the gate is in motion or down.
  • If your vehicle ever gets struck on the tracks, get out immediately and move to a safe location away from the tracks.  Then, call 911 or the number on crossing signs.
  • Save the LIRR Grade Crossing Emergency Notification Number: 1-800-311-1628 in your phone.

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Stop Track Tragedies

Operation Lifesaver's rail safety education campaign in the U.S. and Canada

  • Campaign to stop-track-tragedies
  • Your life can change in an instant
  • "If I could go back"

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What's at stake?

Safety Along The Tracks

Wearing Face Coverings on Trains and at Stations

To reinforce the importance of wearing face coverings when riding the Long Island Rail Road, we sponsored an art/slogan contest for Kindergarten through Grade 12 students. We invited students to submit their designs through our TRACKS Program at tracks@lirr.org. Five winners were selected and these winning entries were posted on our MTA Website and social media; highlighting the importance of wearing face coverings in accordance with New York State Executive Orders 202.17 and 202.18. We received an abundance of creative and talented submissions, and featured this additional artwork from some of the runners-up during the following weeks. Keep a look out for a new School Safety Contest advertised each year.  Help us promote Train and Track Safety.