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Safety on MTA railroads

Updated Sep 24, 2020

Railroad safety

On platforms and trains

  • Stand back from the platform edge.
  • Don’t lean over the platform edge or go onto the tracks for any reason. If you drop something, tell a police officer or station personnel.
  • Wait for the train to stop before stepping forward.
  • Don’t run on platforms.
  • Watch the gap when you’re boarding and exiting trains.

At railroad crossings

  • Always obey the lowered gates, flashing lights, and ringing bells at railroad crossings. Trains can approach quickly from either direction.
  • Never walk or run across crossing gates.
  • Trespassing on tracks is illegal and extremely dangerous. Never use train tracks as a shortcut. Cross tracks only at designated crossing areas.