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Minister for Transport launches Rail Safety Week Campaign

On 8 August ACT’s Minister for Transport Chris Steel MLA (pictured bottom left) launched this year’s Rail Safety Week Campaign, ‘Pay Attention: It’s everyone’s responsibility’, with a safety video highlighting the need for everyone to pay attention around the Light Rail.

CMET General Manager Tilo Franz spoke to the students of Harrison School about the importance of Rail Safety (pictured top), before officially launching the newest near miss footage released by the ACT Government.

With shocking footage of near miss incidents on the Canberra Light Rail network, the message, ‘Pay Attention: It’s everyone’s responsibility’ is not only for passengers and pedestrians around the Light Rail, but motorists and cyclists who cross the tracks.

When using the light rail, remember to ‘Pay attention – it’s everyone’s responsibility’:

  • Stay behind the yellow line at the light rail stop
  • Stop and look both ways before you cross
  • Pay attention around the tracks and stops

Rail Safety Week is an annual TrackSAFE initiative which is now in its 14th year. Rail Safety Week aims to improve education and awareness around track safety. Safety remains the top priority of CMET and the ACT Government, raising community awareness on how to stay safe around light rail.

CMET Community Activity: Rail Safety Week

Our Customer Service Team will be out and about talking about Rail Safety and answering your questions. Catch us at the following locations:

Tuesday 13th – Dickson Library 10.30am -12.30pm

Wednesday 14th – Canberra Centre 11.30am -1.30pm

Thursday 15th – Gungahlin Library 11.30am- 2.00pm

Friday 16th – Canberra Centre 11.30am – 1.30pm

View the original article posted on the CMET website here.