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Tram safety

01/03/2019

Nothing is more important to G:link than the safety of our passengers, employees, and the community. On some occasions trams may need to brake suddenly and unexpectedly. To raise awareness about tram safety, we have some simple safety tips to follow when traveling by tram.

 

Boarding

Slips, trips and falls are most likely to occur during the boarding phase of your journey. To help keep you safer, follow these simple tips to ensure you GET ON STRONG AND HOLD ON:

  • Ensure you have touched on with your go card at the station before you board
  • Always grip a handrail or strap while finding a seat or standing

On board

Once on board, following these tips will keep you traveling safer:

  • Find a seat and sit tight for the duration of your journey
  • If a seat isn’t available, use a feet-apart strong stance to stand strong, and grip right using a handrail or strap
  • Be aware and take care of those around you and TAKE A STAND offer your seat to those who are elderly, pregnant, injured or have a disability. Priority seats for these passengers are located on all trams.

Disembarking

At the end of your journey, ensure you exit safely and STEP OFF RIGHT:

  • Gather your things before the tram arrives at your stop
  • Don’t start moving towards the exit until the tram has come to a complete stop
  • Grip a handrail or strap as you exit, and don’t forgot to touch off

Crossing safely around trams

Trams can take much longer and further to stop than you may think. It’s important to be extra vigilant when crossing tram tracks, so here are some tips to keep you safe, and most importantly STICK TO THE PATH:

  • Pedestrians should cross tram tracks at designated pedestrian crossings only
  • Enter platforms at designated access points
  • Remember don’t rush to catch the tram, there is another one only minutes away