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T.R.A.C.K.S.: Together Railroads and Communities Keeping Safe

Updated Jul 9, 2024
At the Long Island Rail Road, safety is a core value.

T.R.A.C.K.S. (Together Railroads and Communities Keeping Safe) is a joint venture between Long Island Rail Road'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 tracks.

Say hello to Safety Sam!

Safety Sam

Safety along the tracks

School safety activity book contest winners

Download the T.R.A.C.K.S. school safety activity book, "The Adventures of Safety Sam and T.R.A.C.K.S. the Dog."

Elementary school: Uma Pal Hafeez, Village Elementary School (Syosset), 2nd grade

Middle school: Alysiana Montanez, Oregon Middle (Medford), 7th grade

High school: Zoey Chiu, Syosset High School, 9th grade

School safety sticker contest winners

Elementary school: Yuvraj Saini, Wenonah Elementary School (Lake Grove), 5th grade

Middle school: Erin O'Sullivan, St. Aidan School (Williston Park), 6th grade

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?