Metro Celebrates Rail Safety Month

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During California Rail Safety Month in September, Metro Reminds Everyone That “Safety Begins With You”
 
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) marks September as California Rail Safety month, making it the perfect time to remind everyone that “safety begins with you” and to practice safe behavior around Metro trains.
Metro’s Community Education (MCE) Department will launch a robust rail safety campaign focusing on the communities along Metro’s six rail lines. This is part of the agency’s ongoing, year-round efforts to educate the public about train safety. 
MCE will hold 18 pop-up safety events at rail stations and community events to raise safety awareness and give away  while supplies last  Metro tote bags, stickers and other items and prizes

 

The rail locations will be:
  • Union Station, Friday, September 1 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. east and west entrances to Red/Purple Line, 800 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
  • Union Station, Wednesday, September 6 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. east and west entrances to Red/Purple Line, 800 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012.
  • Union StationSaturday, September 9 from noon to 2 p.m. east and west entrances to Red/Purple Line, 800 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012.
  • North Hollywood StationMonday, September 11 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in underground passages between Orange and Red lines, 5391 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91601.
  • North Hollywood StationFriday, September 15 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. in underground passages between Orange and Red lines, 5391 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601.
  • North Hollywood StationSaturday, September 23 from noon to 2 p.m. in underground passages between Orange and Red lines, 5391 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601.
  • 7th St/Metro Center StationTuesday, September 26 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Expo and Blue Lines boarding areas, 660 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017.
  • 7th St/Metro Center StationThursday, September 28 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Expo and Blue Lines boarding areas, 660 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles CA 90017.
  • 7th St/Metro Center StationSaturday, September 30 from noon to 2 p.m. Expo and Blue Lines boarding areas, 660 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles CA 90017.
The MCE safety campaign will also include visits to the following community locations to promote a multitude of safety messages:
  • Blue Line: Sunday Funday Ride, Sunday, September 3, 2017
  • Expo Line: Buy Local Health and Fitness Festival at Reed Park, Santa Monica Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017  from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Gold Line: South Pasadena Police and Fire Department, South Pasadena,   Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017
  • Gold Line: Duarte’s 60th Anniversary City Picnic, Duarte, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017
  • Expo Line: Ozzie’s Birthday Dash-A Day of Fun & Fitness Carnival at Orthopedic Institute for Children Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 from 10 a.m.-1p.m.
  • Blue Line: Hands around Locke, LOCKE College Prep Academy Sept. 30, 2017 from 8 a.m.–2 p.m.
The MCE’s goal is to increase awareness of safety through informative and site specific programs that focus on the three E’s of rail safety: education, engineering and enforcement.
The Transit Safety Program (TSP) is another component of the MCE department and conducts safety presentations at schools within a half-mile radius of sections of the Blue, Expo and Gold lines that run along streets. Additionally, the team conducts safety presentations to senior centers, recreation centers and other community organizations within a 1.5 mile radius of street-running Metro lines.
The California State Legislature in 2009 designated September as Rail Safety Month.

 

info from a metro press release.

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