ORANGE, Calif., Sept. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — In recognition of September Rail Security Month and U.S. Rail Security Week, the Amtrak® Pacific Surfliner® will spotlight the significance of security round practice tracks with public training and outreach occasions in collaboration with California Operation Lifesaver (CAOL) and two Southern California Main League Baseball groups: the San Diego Padres and the Los Angeles Angels.
The Pacific Surfliner will host instructional occasions that includes rail security specialists from CAOL on the dates listed beneath. Attendees will be taught helpful suggestions for staying protected round railroad tracks, together with these utilized by the Pacific Surfliner between San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.
- Sunday, September 16 at Angel Stadium, previous to the Angels recreation in opposition to the Seattle Mariners
- Monday, September 17 at Petco Park, previous to the Padres recreation in opposition to the San Francisco Giants
September is Rail Security Month in California and September 23 – 29, 2018 is U.S. Rail Security Week throughout the nation. California leads the nation in annual rail fatalities for essentially the most highway-rail grade and trespassing casualties, in line with CAOL and the Federal Railroad Administration. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner and CAOL search to cut back collisions, accidents and fatalities at rail grade crossings and on railroad rights-of-way via training, engineering, and enforcement.
“It’s vital that we work collectively to coach the general public on methods to maintain themselves and their family members protected round practice tracks,” mentioned Bryan MacDonald, chairman of the Los Angeles – San Diego – San Luis Obispo Rail Hall Company, which oversees the Pacific Surfliner service. “Strolling, jogging, and taking footage on or close to railroad tracks are all unlawful actions which might be extraordinarily harmful and will at all times be averted.”
Andrew Heaney, a beginning pitcher for the Angels, lately recorded a rail security radio spot encouraging followers to observe easy security guidelines. “In baseball, you at all times must run to first base and keep throughout the strains,” Heaney says within the radio spot. “It is the identical with trains. Keep in mind to cross practice tracks solely at designated pedestrian or roadway crossings, and obey all posted warning indicators and alerts.”
Most accidents and incidents on railroad tracks are preventable by following security guidelines. Pedestrians are additionally urged to by no means stroll on practice tracks, and do not forget that trains at all times have the precise of approach and can’t cease shortly to keep away from obstacles.
Tori Elder, The ACE Company, email@example.com
SOURCE Amtrak Pacific Surfliner