Friday , 22 October 2021

It’s Rail Safety Week in the Town of Vermilion

The Council for the Town of Vermilion are proclaiming September 20-26, 2021 as Rail Safety Week.

Mayor McAuley and Council would like to promote rail safety in the community to all residents.

“Please be safe at rail crossings, and around railroad infrastructure year-round,” the Town of Vermilion stated.

From September 20 to 26, CN will continue to spread the important message about rail safety in communities across CN’s network. As part of its efforts, it is raising awareness about the potentially devastating consequences of trespassing on railroad tracks and disregarding rail safety signs and signals at highway-rail grade crossings.

“For the past two years, our lives have been turned upside down by a global pandemic. With the availability of effective vaccines, we are looking forward to a return to normalcy,” Stephen Covey, Chief of Police and Chief Security Officer at CN said. “That means a return to the office, or school, and that daily commute and travel will resume. Once again, CN continues to encourage everyone to be extra cautious around railroad property and crossings and to discuss rail safety with loved ones and to ensure that together we can help put an end to these preventable tragedies. Rail safety is a shared responsibility and we are asking everyone to be especially careful when on or near railroad property and at crossings. Look, listen and live! That’s what it means to be rail smart.“

As businesses continue to slowly reopen and lives get back to normal, CN is reminding drivers and pedestrians to be extra vigilant around trains and when approaching highway-rail grade crossings.

Rail safety is a shared responsibility CN says.

Together with cities, towns and communities, CN has created powerful allies in promoting the rail safety message in its communities. The Company has already received support from more than 130 municipalities across North America who have signed proclamations in support of Rail Safety Week. The Town of Vermilion is one of those municipalities.

For additional information about Rail Safety Week 2021, please consult cn.ca/railsafety or operationlifesaver.ca.

About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is from Whitbourne Newfoundland and graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked for such organizations as CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire, Great West Media, CKLB Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner!