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National Rail Safety Week kick-off event with special guest speakers Sept 19 in Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Michigan Railroads Association, Operation Lifesaver Inc., Canadian National (CN) Railroad, Amtrak, Conrail, CSX Transportation, and some short line railroads will kick off national Rail Safety Week to promote safety around the railroad tracks with speeches and informational displays. The public and media are encouraged to help raise rail safety awareness by using the hashtag #RailSafetyWeek on social media.

Rep. Christine Morse
Jon Cool, Michigan Railroads Association
Curtis Stewart, Michigan Operation Lifesaver
Michigan State Police, railroad police, and other law enforcement officers
Interested public

9 a.m.
Monday, Sept. 19, 2022

Amtrak Kalamazoo Station
459 N. Burdick St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

It happens every three hours in the United States: a person or vehicle is struck by a train. When this tragedy occurs, lives are changed forever. To raise awareness of the dangers of being on or around railroad tracks, Rail Safety Week is happening this year from Sept. 19 to 23.

This kick-off event is being spearheaded by Operation Lifesaver, Inc. in partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation and other safety organizations.

Activities are being planned each day during the week to share lifesaving messages throughout our communities. By working together on raising railroad safety awareness, we can save lives.