Every five days a person dies in an accidental fatality on a rail line in Canada, according to CN Police. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

CN Police on patrol in Chilliwack this week

Trespassing on rail property subject to a $115 fine

Every five days someone dies in an accident on a rail line in Canada.

To spread the message of rail safety, and to crack down on violators, CN Police will be spreading the message in Chilliwack on Wednesday.

• RELATED: Chilliwack woman who tried to save man stuck on rail tracks called a ‘hero’

In 2017, more than 222 accidents occurred on rail lines resulting in 72 fatalities and 44 serious injuries.

“Trespassing on railway tracks/property is not only dangerous (as it can result in significant risk of injury and death), but it is illegal,” CN Police said in a press release issued this week.

Under the Railway Safety Act of Canada, section 26.1 it is an offence for any person to trespass on railway property and can result in a fine of $115.

• RELATED: Elderly man killed at Chilliwack rail crossing

The CN Police Service will be on patrol at the Young Road crossing Wednesday morning, and they say they want to send a “strong safety reminder” to not trespass onto railway tracks/property.

“Be aware of your surroundings and look, listen, live.”


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