MONTREAL, April 21 /CNW Telbec/ - CN (TSX:CNR) (NYSE: CNI) invites media representatives to support Rail Safety Week, from April 26 to May 2, 2010. This year, CN Police Chief Stephen Covey is vowing no compromise in the campaign to end accidents, injuries and fatalities on and near railway crossings, tracks and property.
Throughout next week, CN Police will be out in full force, conducting safety blitz operations at railway crossings and commuter stations in about 150 locations across Canada and the United States. They will send clear messages to motorists and commuters about the importance of safety at crossings and the deadly risks of trespassing on railway tracks and property.
The numbers of fatalities and injuries from crossing accidents and trespassing remain unacceptably high, says CN Police Chief Covey. He asks: "What is it going to take to stop people from taking risks? Injuries and fatalities on and near railway crossings, tracks and property must be reduced. CN is determined to end the tragic loss of life and debilitating injuries - most of them completely avoidable."
CN's no compromise: no accidents - no injuries - no fatalities campaign will stress education and prevention, but CN also plans to get tougher on enforcement.
A news release and list of safety blitz locations will be distributed on this newswire on Monday, April 26, 2010, at 6 a.m. (ET).
CN - CN National Railway Company and its operating railway subsidiaries - spans Canada and mid-America, from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to the Gulf of Mexico, serving the ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans and Mobile, Ala., and the key metropolitan areas of Toronto, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., Green Bay, Wis., Minneapolis/St Paul, Memphis, St. Louis 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: For further information: Media Contacts: British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba: Marci Desroches, (306) 540-4711; Ontario: Frank Binder, (905) 669-3128; Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick: Julie Senécal, (514) 399-4048