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Burnaby to install rail safety decals as part of community program

"We hope these simple actions will save lives.”
Burnaby is one of the latest communities to join Operation Lifesaver's community safety program to promote awareness of railway dangers.

Burnaby is one of the newest communities joining a campaign that educates the public on railway safety. 

Operation Lifesaver Canada works to prevent tragic rail crossing incidents, while raising public awareness about safety around railways. 

The program encourages municipalities to place "Look. Listen. Live." decals on sidewalks or pavement near railway crossings.

The decals are a reminder to drivers, pedestrians and cyclists to be extra vigilant before crossing train tracks. 

Operation Lifesaver's first deals were installed in Vancouver in 2018 and 80 communities have joined the program since.

As part of Rail Safety Week (Sept. 19 to 25), another 89 decals are being unveiled in 16 communities across the country. Twelve of the 16 communities are new to the program, including Burnaby. 

"We’d like to take this opportunity to thank them for getting on board and helping us save lives," reads an initiative statement. 

The newest 16 communities to join the program are: 

  • Burnaby, B.C.
  • Calgary, Alta. 
  • Grand Prairie, Alta. 
  • Stony Plain, Alta.
  • Eston, Sask.
  • Morden, Man.
  • Winkler, Man.
  • Toronto, Ont. 
  • Guelph, Ont. 
  • Jonquière, Que. 
  • Moncton, N.B.
  • Stellarton, N.S.