September 19 – 25 is National
Rail Safety Week
ATLANTA, Sept. 19,
2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Norfolk Southern
Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is recognizing National Rail Safety week in
concert with Operation Lifesaver, its customers, and other
railroads across North America. To
help communities stay safe, Norfolk Southern is offering three tips
for the public to stay safe near railroad tracks:
- Always stop and look at railroad crossings to be sure a train
is not approaching.
- Railroad tracks are never a safe place to walk, so keep a safe
distance – and they are never a safe place to take pictures.
- Whenever you see tracks, think train – trains can be quieter
than you expect.
"This Rail Safety Week we are offering three ways our fellow
community members can stay safe near railroad tracks," said
Helen Hart, Assistant Vice President
Safety & Environmental. "When you're driving, be sure to look
both ways; if you're on foot, stay a safe distance from
tracks; and always assume a train may be approaching anytime you're
near the rails."
Most train-related injuries occur at road crossings or involve
individual citizens walking too close to tracks. Since 2013, 4,615
people have died as a result of a crossing incident or trespassing
on railroad property, including tracks. Thousands more have been
Since 1972, there has been an 83% decline in train/vehicle
collisions – down from 12,000 then to only 2,100 in 2021. Deaths
from people walking on or near tracks remained largely the same
from 2010-2021. Most, if not all, of these incidents are
preventable. Only members of the public can continue that downward
trend by staying vigilant in the proximity of railroad tracks.
For more statistics, safety tips, and information please visit
About Norfolk Southern
Since 1827, Norfolk Southern
Corporation (NYSE: NSC) and its predecessor companies have safely
moved the goods and materials that drive the U.S. economy. Today,
it operates a customer-centric and operations-driven freight
transportation network. Committed to furthering sustainability,
Norfolk Southern helps its customers avoid 15 million tons of
yearly carbon emissions by shipping via rail. Its dedicated team
members deliver more than 7 million carloads annually, from
agriculture to consumer goods, and is the largest rail shipper of
auto products and metals in North
America. Norfolk Southern also has the most extensive
intermodal network in the eastern U.S., serving a majority of the
country's population and manufacturing base, with connections to
every major container port on the Atlantic coast as well as the
Gulf of Mexico and Great Lakes.
Learn more by visiting www.NorfolkSouthern.com.
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