The Safety of our employees, passengers and the general public is Metra’s top priority. Metra’s ongoing efforts to improve safety throughout our system include numerous programs which incorporate education, engineering and enforcement activities.
Metra’s Operation lifesaver Station Safety Blitz Program is a part of our ongoing safety education efforts designed to enhance passenger awareness to the potential hazards of disregarding pedestrian railroad warning devices. Approximately 50 stations are selected each year. A team of Metra Safety Department personnel, Metra Police and Police & Fire personnel of the local municipality where the station is located engage commuters by handing out printed educational materials. These materials explain the importance of obeying railroad crossing warning devices and discuss general railroad safety. A short 2 ½ minute Operational Lifesaver video is shown inside the stations stressing the importance of safety in and around railroad property.
Click here for Metra's 2013 Operation Lifesaver Station Safety Blitz Schedule.