METRORail moves along the street just like other vehicles. The tracks are separated from the roadway by large raised white domes warning drivers to stay off the tracks.
METRORail is very quiet. In fact, the trains are quieter than buses and most cars. So, whether you are riding METRORail, or just walking or driving near the trains and tracks, it is important to stay alert and follow the safety rules of METRORail.
METRO Safety is partnered with Operation Life Saver (OLI). OLI is the leading national public safety education & awareness organization dedicated to reducing rail collisions, fatalities and injuries. Learn more about OLI >>
METRO operates and maintains a safe, efficient, and effective public transportation system. For the safety, convenience, and a better experience for everyone, METRO established the following Code of Conduct.
METRO’s Commitment to Safety
Staying Safe on Rail Platforms
Helpful Rail Safety Video
Know the Signs and Signals
The first rule of rail is to understand and obey all signs and signals. Recognizing what each sign and symbol means can help you avoid an accident. Remember, when you play it safe, you can’t lose.
Train is approaching when displayed.
Tracks in the median at the next intersection.
Do Not Drive On Tracks
Driving on tracks is prohibited.
Advance Railroad Crossing Sign
Watch for trains.
No Left Turn Across Tracks
turns are prohibited when displayed.
Stop when lights are flashing.
No Right Turn Across Tracks
Right turns are
prohibited when displayed.
Cross Only At Cross Walks
Read and sign for information on what the symbols mean.
Kids! See Tracks, Think Train
METRO is encouraging all students K through 12 to play it safe around the rail lines. When you see TRACKS, think TRAIN. And always stay alert by avoiding distractions from headphones and cell phones. Just follow the rules of the rail and you’ll be a real “Rail Role Model.”