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See Tracks? Think Train!

SMART and the San Rafael Police Department are working together to make the railroad safe for everyone. We want to remind you that the tracks in Sonoma and Marin Counties are an active railroad. Freight trains currently operate on SMART’s tracks and passenger trains have arrived and are being tested.

Please visit the new SMART Rail Safety website! On this website you will find downloads to rail safety materials and links to other rail safety resources. You can sign up for a free rail safety presentation to your school or community group and play the SMART Rail Safety Game made for kids of all ages.

See Tracks? Think Train! SMART is running trains up and down the system many times a day. Remember to stay safe by not walking or riding on, or along the tracks and not crossing the tracks unless at a marked crossing.

Drivers are reminded to be patient and under no circumstances drive around the lowered gate arms. If for some reason you find yourself in between closed gate arms, drive out if you can. If your car is disabled on the tracks, exit the car immediately and call 911 for help.

Trains don’t have steering wheels and can’t stop quickly. Stay off the tracks and only cross at marked crossings when safe to do so.

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