BNSF’s tracks stretch across the country, connecting people with essential goods and keeping the country’s economy running. Such an operation requires massive amounts of infrastructure that often intersect with the public. That’s why it’s important for everyone to have a basic understanding of rail safety. Continuing our commitment to raising awareness about railway safety, we brought BNSF Railway Police and more than 440 law enforcement agencies across the country together for Operation Clear Track, a one-day safety initiative to enforce state grade crossing and trespassing laws on America’s railroad tracks. We also encourage everyone to review the helpful informational video and take the Operation Lifesaver Rail Safety Pledge:

  • Obey warning signs and always expect a train on railroad tracks.
  • Stay off the tracks, including when taking photos or filming videos, and never walk on or close to tracks.
  • Only walk, ride, or drive across the tracks at designated crossings.
  • Share the rail safety message with friends and family.

Learn more about how BNSF leads the way with safety here.