It’s that time of year again where we like to join with other rail operators around the country to spread the word on rail safety. Held between August 15 and 21, Rail Safety Week is about raising awareness in communities across Australia and New Zealand about the devastating consequences of not being safe on and around railway networks.
This Rail Safety Week pay particular attention to these messages:
· If you drop something on the tracks, please ask for help.
Ask one of our Transperth customer service staff or a transit officer for help you if you’ve accidentally dropped a personal item on the tracks. Don’t put yourself in danger to retrieve items yourself.
· A shortcut across the railway line isn’t worth it. Stay off the tracks.
There’s no good reason to be on the tracks. Stay behind the yellow line on the platform and stick to the designated walkways when crossing the tracks – these measures are in place to keep you safe.
· Pay attention to your surroundings when around the train tracks.
Public transport is a common part of people’s daily routine so there’s potential to become complacent around trains. It is important to remember to be alert to your surroundings, especially if you’re carrying a mobile phone or using headphones.
If you’d like to find out how other rail operators are celebrating Rail Safety Week, or would like more information about rail safety, visit the national TrackSafe Foundation website or our Stay off the Tracks Facebook Page.