Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Serving Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties
Train tracks and pedestrians can be a dangerous combination. About 450 people are killed every year while trespassing on railroad tracks. While automobiles may be able to stop quickly or swerve to avoid hitting a person or object, train movements are restricted by the tracks and stopping a train traveling at 55 mph can take more than a mile - often too long a distance to prevent these tragedies.
With so many tracks located in residential areas, SEPTA has taken a proactive approach to safety education and awareness through Operation Lifesaver - a national program dedicated to rail safety.
SEPTA has presented the Operation Lifesaver program to thousands of people throughout the region, including students, seniors, law enforcement officials, bus operators and others. Each presentation is tailored to the specific audience and includes a slide show, video and question-and-answer session.
Operation Lifesaver Program
Operation Lifesaver | Pennsylvania Chapter