CN urges citizens to report unsafe behaviour on railway property to help reduce trespassing and grade-crossing fatalities
MONTREAL, April 22, 2015 /CNW/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) invites the media to focus on key issues at the centre of Rail Safety Week, from April 27 to May 3, 2015. CN will mark Rail Safety Week with a public awareness campaign aimed at reducing the number of trespassing and grade-crossing related accidents. In addition, the company is asking the public to help save lives by calling CN Police at 1-800-465-9239 to report unsafe behaviour on or near railway property.
Throughout the week, CN Police will conduct safety initiatives at commuter stations and railway crossings across Canada and the United States. Officers will send clear messages to commuters and motorists about the importance of safety at crossings and the deadly risks of trespassing on railway tracks and property.
A CN news release and list of safety blitz locations will be issued on Monday, April 27, 2015, at 9 a.m. (ET).
CN is a true backbone of the economy, transporting more than C$250 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors, ranging from resource products to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a rail network spanning Canada and mid-America. CN – Canadian National Railway Company, along with its operating railway subsidiaries -- serves the cities and ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the metropolitan areas of Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Calgary, Chicago, Memphis, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America. For more information on CN, visit the company's website at www.cn.ca.
For further information: Media Contact: Jessica Teckson, Media relations, News Canada, 416-599-9900, ext. 213, [email protected]