SEPTA's "Respect The Train"

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SEPTA's "Respect The Train"

Postby zebrasepta » Fri May 01, 2015 10:05 pm

http://www.septa.org/safety/respect-the-train.html
I'll just post the safety rules regarding the Regional Rail/rails
I know many of you probably know these rules but there are people still dying because they ignore the rules about railroads
I don't know if the mods should sticky this or not
TRACKS ARE NOT FOR PEOPLE

Walking along the track right-of-way or crossing the tracks is TRESPASSING It could prove to be a fatal mistake
Approaching trains and trolleys can be very quiet, especially when there is snow on the ground or the weather is damp
Approaching trains and trolleys can seem to appear suddenly if you're listening to music with a headset or ear buds, or when you're talking on a cell phone and not paying attention to your surroundings
A moving train or trolley can't steer out of the way of an object or person, and it takes much more effort to slow or stop than a car
A train or trolley that you think is far enough away to give you time to illegally cross the tracks can reach you in seconds - it's just not worth the risk



REGIONAL RAIL LINES

Stay BEHIND the yellow line on the station platform until the train has come to a complete stop
Be alert for Express trains - don't assume every train is stopping at your station. Let the passengers exit the train before you attempt to board
ALWAYS be aware of the gap between the train and the station platform
Move into the car and keep the exits clear for customers getting on and off
Make sure your bags and clothing are clear of closing doors
DON'T lean against the doors
DON'T attempt to open the train doors. Doors are held tightly closed to keep you safe
DON'T hold doors open
NEVER attempt to board or exit a moving train - avoid the risk of serious injury - WAIT for the next train
DON'T pass between the cars when the train is moving - WAIT until you arrive and stop at a station
NEVER assume that trains don't run here anymore...they DO regardless of what you think
NEVER assume the train is going to slow down or stop because there is a rail station next to the crossing
Trains approaching a highway grade crossing are traveling at their normal speeds because they're NOT stopping
DON'T attempt to beat the train to the crossing - the train ALWAYS WINS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pspTXn3tO-0
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Re: SEPTA's "Respect The Train"

Postby TrainPhotos » Sun May 03, 2015 12:06 am

The point 4 up from the bottom... What logic would have someone conclude that the trains don't run anymore?
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Re: SEPTA's "Respect The Train"

Postby nickrapak » Sun May 03, 2015 9:45 am

TrainPhotos wrote:The point 4 up from the bottom... What logic would have someone conclude that the trains don't run anymore?


Maybe they live around Newtown.
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Re: SEPTA's "Respect The Train"

Postby ExCon90 » Sun May 03, 2015 2:59 pm

Good one. Also, not everybody uses logic. For some, it's enough that they never see a train when they're there.
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Re: SEPTA's "Respect The Train"

Postby bikentransit » Sun May 03, 2015 4:15 pm

ExCon90 wrote:Good one. Also, not everybody uses logic. For some, it's enough that they never see a train when they're there.


Can we get one of those signs in Southampton?
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Re: SEPTA's "Respect The Train"

Postby TrainPhotos » Mon May 04, 2015 10:46 pm

ExCon90 wrote:Good one. Also, not everybody uses logic. For some, it's enough that they never see a train when they're there.


Oh, ok i get it. Thanks for the explanation!
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Re: SEPTA's "Respect The Train"

Postby JeffK » Thu May 14, 2015 6:31 pm

ExCon90 wrote:Good one. Also, not everybody uses logic. For some, it's enough that they never see a train when they're there.

Several months ago two foreign visitors were killed by an NS train near Valley Forge Park. They reportedly had decided to go for a walk in what they thought was semi-rural area and had no clue that the freight line was active.
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Re: SEPTA's "Respect The Train"

Postby rslitman » Fri May 15, 2015 11:39 am

Coincidentally, this campaign appears to have started on just about the 10th anniversary of two women killed at Bethayres (May 1, 2005). In another coincidence, train 328 had a near miss at Bethayres on May 14, 2014. One of the SEPTA Ambassadors working there to direct Trenton line riders pulled him back. The lead car on the train that day was 427, the same car that was in the lead on that same run when someone was killed between Philmont and Forest Hills on May 22, 2013.
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