Latest News : Rail Safety Week 10 – 16 August 2020

Rail Safety Week 10 – 16 August 2020

10/08/2020

For this year’s Rail Safety Week, G:link is focusing on ‘Pedestrian Safety around trams’, and asking the question ‘Are you TramSAFE?’ Being safe on and around G:link trams is about more than just watching your step as you enter and exit the tram or checking your back before you cross the tracks; it’s about being aware of your surroundings. It’s easy to get complacent and rely on our habits, but those habits may not be safe ones.

Are you TramSAFE?

S – Slow down, it’s not a race. The next tram won’t be far away.
A – Avoid distractions.
F – Find a seat and sit tight.
E – Enter and exit the platform only at the designated entry and exit points.

Slow down, it’s not a race. The next tram won’t be far away.
Running and rushing to catch the tram can lead to injuries. These are easily avoidable if you simply slow down and safely make your way to the platform. Please take your time and remember the next tram won’t be far away.

Avoid distractions.
Unplug your headphones, lookup from your phone and tune in around the tram. As a light rail system our trams are built to be as quiet as possible which means that once you’re used to the noise of the tram, and are distracted by other things, the approaching sound of a tram can be lost in the background as ambient noise.

Find a seat and sit tight.
Once you’re onboard the tram, it’s important to find a seat and sit tight for the duration of your journey. If there isn’t a seat available, use a feet apart strong stance and grip a handrail or strap. Remember to take care of those around you and offer your seat to those who are elderly, pregnant, injured or have a disability.

Enter and exit the platform only at the designated entry and exit points.
If you’re planning a journey on the G: please use only designated entry and exit points to access our platforms. None of our platform exit or entry points involve going around fences, crossing through garden beds or walking directly next to the tram tracks. If you’re walking there, it is not a footpath or designated entry or exit point!

By being TramSAFE, we can work together to ensure that you get home safe to the ones you love. Complacent behaviour around the G: is not worth the risk. THINK SAFE. STAY SAFE. BE TRAMSAFE!