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​Railway Safety Tips


Railway safety tips

Remember to STOP, LOOK, LISTEN & THINK, when at a pedestrian level crossing.

Bridges are built to save lives

  • Pedestrians, cyclists and users of other wheeled mobility devices must obey the same rules that are set out for motorists.

  • Cross at a designated and properly marked level crossing way crossing or bridge

  • Railway tracks are not to be used as a walking pedestrian walking tracks.

  • Bikes, rollerblades, skates or skateboards must never be used on the tracks

  • Do not walk and listen to your earphones on the tracks as it takes your concentration away.

Safety Vision

“Our daily freight rail operations to be accident and injury free in all our operating areas and Africa at large inspiring our stakeholders to have a safety mind-set at all times.”

"Remember to Stop, look, listen and think, when you are at a pedestrian level crossing."

Level crossing


  • Remember that trains always have a right of way at level crossings

  • Never jump fences, gates or barriers at crossings.


​TFR Train Horn hoots 3 times before approaching a level crossing.

For your safety at Level Crossings a train horn sound is hooted 3 times when a train is 5km away from a level crossing. The train horn is to alert pedestrians, animals and drivers that a train is approaching the level crossing.