New permanent rail safety exhibit at Canadian Railway Museum

News Release

April 28, 2016 – Saint-Constant, Quebec – Transport Canada

As part of Rail Safety Week, Jean-Claude Poissant, Member of Parliament for La Prairie, Quebec, today took part in the opening of the new permanent exhibit on rail safety at the Canadian Railway Museum (Exporail) in Saint-Constant, on behalf of the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport.

Each year, Canadians are seriously injured and killed on and around rail tracks. Along with its partner Operation Lifesaver, the Government of Canada is working to enhance rail safety through initiatives for Canadians, including promoting safe behaviours. This exhibit, “Stop, Look, and Listen: Train Ahead”, targets young children and their caregivers by encouraging them to be careful around railway tracks and grade crossings.

This event is part of a week-long series of events highlighting Rail Safety Week, which runs from April 25 to May 1, 2016.

Quotes

“The Government of Canada is committed to improving rail safety, which includes promoting safe behaviours around rail tracks and grade crossings in a fun and educational way. The Canadian Railway Museum’s new exhibit will help Canadians of all ages to think safety when around trains.”
The Honourable Marc Garneau
Minister of Transport

“Teaching kids, parents and caregivers about the risks surrounding trains and rail tracks increases the level of safety for everyone.”
Mike Regimbal, National Director, Operation Lifesaver

Quick Facts

  • The Canadian Railway Museum (Exporail) was founded in 1961 by the Canadian Railroad Historical Association. The Museum has been working to preserve and enhance Canada’s rich railway heritage for 55 years.
  • Operation Lifesaver is a not-for-profit organization that saves lives by educating Canadians about the hazards surrounding rail property and trains. Its aim is to prevent collisions between trains and motor vehicles and trespassing incidents. This year, Operation Lifesaver celebrates its 35th anniversary.

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Contacts

Delphine Denis
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Marc Garneau
Minister of Transport, Ottawa
613-991-0700

Media Relations
Transport Canada, Ottawa
613-993-0055

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