Metra to conduct more than 50 safety blitzes in 2017

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CHICAGO — Metra managers will work with Operation Lifesaver to conduct safety blitzes at 51 train stations this year. During the blitzes, Metra safety employees will distribute educational materials about train and grade crossing safety, answer questions and listening to commuters’ safety concerns.

The commuter railroad will also have available a short video for customers to watch while they wait for their train.

In 2015, Illinois ranked second in the nation in rail fatalities at grade crossings and ranked third in the nation in collisions at grade crossings. In 2016, 44 people were killed and 60 more were injured in railroad accidents in Illinois. Of these, 22 were fatal.

More information is available online.



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