September is National Rail Safety Month!

Rail safety is a team effort and everyone needs to do their part in sharing knowledge and facts that will help deter unsafe behavior and reduce incidents along tracks and trains. While we won’t be able to host in-person events this year, we will still have plenty of educational signage on our system as well as online resources available!

For those who need a refresher, here are our top five rail safety tips:

  1. Never walk on or around train tracks.

  2. Never go around lowered crossing gates.

  3. Obey all warning signals and devices.

  4. Look and listen for trains in both directions.

  5. Never run to catch the train

Metro also provides transit safety presentations to schools within a half-mile radius of the A Line (Blue), E Line (Expo), and L Line (Gold). As LAUSD schools are continuing with distance learning this fall, Metro’s Community Education team will be conducting virtual presentations and virtual tours of Union Station, as well as offering our e-learning curriculum.

LA County teachers are welcome to sign up and try out Metro’s virtual transit safety presentation and tour, and students can access our e-learning curriculum here.

The presentation reviews safety concepts along all Metro’s light-rail alignments and is also available in Spanish

If you have questions or comments, call 213-922-4080 or email

2 replies

  1. Hi Anna, I wanted to take the Goldline this morning out of APU, was there at 5:05 a.m. I got scared because first of all, I only saw about three cars in the parking lot, secondly, I noticed a suspicious individual and decided not to take the train. I work downtown LA. I have not taken the Goldline since January, I had a knee replacement surgery after that because of Covid 19 have been car pooling with my daughter, however, she had a doctors appointment today. I am just VERY concerned. I LOVE the convenience of taking the train, but don’t know if it is safe enough. I am a 67 yr old female not fully recuperated from the surgery. Thank you

    • Hi Sylvia,

      Thanks for reaching out! As many of our usual commuters are currently still telecommuting, there are fewer people on our rail lines. We do have security patrols along our lines, and if you ever feel uncomfortable or unsafe please call 888.950.7233 to speak with a dispatcher. We’ll also pass along your feedback for staff to review.

      Thank you,

      Anna Chen
      Writer, The Source