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T.R.A.C.K.S. - Together Railroads And Communities Keeping Safe

Updated Nov 12, 2021
At the Long Island Rail Road, SAFETY is a Core Value.

T.R.A.C.K.S. (Together Railroads And Communities Keeping Safe) is a joint venture between the LIRR's Corporate Safety department and the MTA Police to provide age appropriate, customized training to schools, camps, day cares, libraries, and community groups. We stress the importance of safety at grade crossings and on our platforms and trains; how to travel safely using our system; and the hazards that exist on or near the tracks.

Please contact our Community Relations Specialist, Chrisann Fabio, at (516) 924-1415 or email tracks@lirr.org to learn more about what program best suits the needs of your organization.

See Tracks? Think Train!

Every three hours someone is hit by a train in the United States. On foot or in a vehicle, the result is the same – severe injury or even death. The video and content here teaches you and your loved ones how to be safe around railroad tracks, grade crossings and transit platforms.

Isn't Your Life Worth The Wait?

Don't race the gate, play it safe:

  • Never walk or drive through or around a safety gate with the warning lights flashing or when the gate is in motion or down.
  • If your vehicle ever gets struck on the tracks, get out immediately and move to a safe location away from the tracks.  Then, call 911 or the number on crossing signs.
  • Save the LIRR Grade Crossing Emergency Notification Number: 1-800-311-1628 in your phone.

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Stop Track Tragedies

Operation Lifesaver's rail safety education campaign in the U.S. and Canada

  • Campaign to stop-track-tragedies
  • Your life can change in an instant
  • "If I could go back"

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Safety Along The Tracks

Wearing Face Coverings on Trains and at Stations

To reinforce the importance of wearing face coverings when riding the Long Island Rail Road, we sponsored an art/slogan contest for Kindergarten through Grade 12 students. We invited students to submit their designs through our TRACKS Program at tracks@lirr.org. Five winners were selected and are featured below. These winning entries are being used on social media as well to highlight the importance of wearing face coverings in accordance with New York State Executive Orders 202.17 and 202.18. We received an abundance of creative and talented submissions, and will be featuring additional artwork from some of our runners-up in the weeks ahead.

School Safety Slogan Contest Winners - 2020-21

Elementary School:

"Stay Alive, Stand Behind the Yellow Line"

  • 2nd Grade Mt. Pleasant Elementary -

    • Evan Munjal

    • Mrs. Chester

Middle School:

"Watch the Tracks and Not Your Apps"

  • 6th Grade: Sayville Middle School -

    • Mia Schultte

    • Mrs. Pappalia