Published : Wednesday, September 4, 2019 | 5:30 AM
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will mark September as California Rail Safety Month with its annual rail safety campaign which begins Tuesday, September 3, in communities along Metro’s rail system, including Pasadena.
Metro will conduct safety presentations at schools within a half-mile radius of all street-level rail lines, and also at nearby senior centers, recreation centers, and other community organizations within a 1.5-mile radius of street-level Metro lines.
In Pasadena, Metro will conduct a safety “pop-up” event at the platform of Sierra Madre Villa Station on Thursday, September 26, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The station is located at 149 N. Halstead Street. This is one of 19 pop-up events planned throughout September at some of Metro’s busiest bus and rail stations.
During the event, anyone can stop by to receive safety information and free, limited edition Safetyville themed pins while supplies last.
Metro’s goal in these safety events is to increase safe ridership through informative, site-specific safety programs. Metro addresses rail safety through comprehensive, ongoing programs that focus on the three E’s of rail safety: education, engineering and enforcement.
Metro reminds all pedestrians, motorists, cyclists and commuters to follow these safety tips near train rails and stations:
Never walk on or around train tracks.
Never go around lowered crossing gates.
Obey all warning signals and devices.
Look and listen for trains in both directions.
Never run to catch the train.
For more information, visit www.metro.net/news/simple_pr/