It was great to see the new train up and running on Monday October 3. So now might be the time to talk about a few safety and etiquette tips when we are on or around the train line.
When on the train:
- Hold onto the handrails if standing.
- Please walk don’t run.
- Mind the gap.
- Beware of closing doors.
- Stand behind the yellow line.
- If you are travelling by yourself at night or feel generally unsafe – move to a carriage next to the conductor or driver.
- Check timetables to limit your waiting time.
- Keep looking around you to make yourself less of a target for thieves.
- Stay in well lit areas.
- Arrange to be met at the station if possible.
- Be mindful that all the carriages have security cameras.
- Keep an eye on your bags.
- Don’t put your wallet in your back pocket.
- If you are a visitor to the area, try to keep your camera and map out of sight as much as possible.
- Know where the “Safe Zone” is at the station.
- If in trouble- unless you have to, don’t leave the train. The train has staff who can help or call Police.
When on or around the station:
- Always arrive in time to purchase a ticket and get to the platform before the train arrives – don’t rush.
- Allow others to exit first before boarding the train.
- Stay away from platform edges and tracks at all times.
- Always look out for the second train.
- Keep yourself and your possessions behind the yellow line.
- Only cross at designated areas like overpasses, underpasses and level crossings.
- Never take a short cut across the tracks.
- Be aware of overhead lines, high voltages can kill.
- The shared walking path between Petrie and Kippa Ring is only partially lit. Please take care if using at night.
- Graffiti is an offence.
- Crime Stoppers signage is along the length of the new line. You can report crime anonymously at any time on 1800 333 000. Alternatively you can call Policelink on 131 444 or if its an emergency dial Triple Zerop (000).
Most importantly – stay safe and have and enjoy your train ride.