Even if everything has gone well so far: The next time can be the last time. This is especially true when crossing railroad tracks that are not designed for that purpose. A "practical" shortcut across a railroad track or a "dare" can end in serious injury and, in the worst case, even death. Keep in mind that trains do not behave like cars. They travel much faster, cannot swerve, and have a very, very long stopping distance due to their weight.
Our safety advice:
- Never cross railroad tracks, either as a shortcut or as a "dare"!
- Use only marked places to cross railroad tracks.
- Overpasses and underpasses will get you safely to the platform or home!
- Never walk on the railroad tracks or directly along the railroad tracks!
Our safety campaign
The safety campaign of ÖBB-Infrastruktur tries to show especially children and young people that careless behavior near trains and stations can be life-threatening.