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Safety in the community

Keeping people safe on and around the railway is at the heart of everything we do

Woman handing out leaflets
Handing out community information in our stations

We care about keeping passengers and the general public safe when using train stations, level crossings and rail tracks.

We have one of the safest railways in Europe, however serious and fatal accidents still occur. Therefore, we invest in several safety awareness programmes and campaigns, working with national and local organisations, to make the railway a safer place for those who use it.

Promoting railway safety in schools

A key part of our work in the community is education, especially for young people. We regularly attend local schools and community events to promote railway safety, and we also have great educational resources for anyone to access, which have been developed in collaboration with teachers and pupils.

We partner with other organisations to help communicate safe behaviour around the railway in the most relevant and engaging ways possible. Some of our partners include sports charities like English Football League Trust and StreetGames, and educational organisations like Scouts.

Children at Bradford school holding up "Stay safe with Thomas" book.
School children reading ‘Stay safe with Thomas’

Community safety managers

We have designated community safety managers in each of our regional areas, whose role it is to work with local communities to promote safety on and around the railway.

If you are interested in finding out what work is going on in your area you can contact us

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