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Remember, trains need time to stop. Whether you’re walking, driving or biking, there are rules in place to help you stay safe around LRT tracks and stations.
To help ensure your safety and to avoid a possible fine, please follow these rules:
Obey all gates, warning bells and pedestrian lights
Look before crossing the tracks
Stand behind the bumpy yellow strips
Waiting behind the gate
Safety When Walking, Biking or Rolling Across LRT Tracks
Edmonton Transit Service uses gates, flashing lights, signage and pedestrian signals to let you know when it’s not safe to cross the tracks.
Actions to stay safe when you’re walking around LRT tracks:
Be alert and only cross at designated safe crossings. LRT trains can come from either direction on any track, at any time.
If there are gates and lights, always wait behind them. Never cross when the arms are down and lights are flashing.
If there are no gates, always follow pedestrian signs and signals to cross the road and tracks safely.
Always stop, look both ways and listen before crossing the tracks.
Cross quickly and never stop on the LRT track.
Use pedways, underpasses or crosswalks to avoid crossing tracks when possible. Underpasses and pedways are monitored by security cameras.
When the platform is not in the middle of the tracks, do not shortcut across the tracks to get to the opposite platform. A train may be coming from the opposite direction.
Standing behind bumpy yellow strips
Safety on LRT Platforms
Stand behind the bumpy yellow line on the platform to avoid an accidental fall
Pay attention to announcements
Walk your bike or scooter and do not ride on the platform or within the LRT station
Be alert while on the platform or near the tracks.
Be aware of where emergency phones and the exits are located. All stations
Only approach the LRT once it comes to a full stop.
Waiting behind the gate
Safety when Driving around LRT Tracks
As a driver, you must obey traffic control signs and signals for your safety and the safety of people walking and biking.
Always yield to pedestrians.
There are no crossing arms, gates or bells at intersections on the Valley Line.
Be aware of traffic control signals at intersections along the LRT corridor.
Look both ways before moving into the track area.
Do not stop your vehicle on an LRT track.
Use extra caution when making turns at intersections where LRT operates.
Be on the lookout for the LRT at all times – it moves quickly and quietly.