Rail Safety

Be Smart. Be Safe.

Safety is a top priority for SunRail. We want everyone to be smart and safe – whether you live and work near railroad tracks, or drive over them during your daily travels.

SunRail utilizes existing tracks, and during high commute periods, there are more trains on those tracks, traveling with greater frequency. The SunRail trains, however, are quieter than typical freight and Amtrak trains. By practicing reasonable driving and pedestrian habits, you can ensure your own safety – and that of others – around the rail.

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Crossing Gates

When warning signals start to flash at road crossings and the gates come down, please make sure that your vehicle is clear of the intersection and behind the white line. At some crossings located near SunRail stations, the gates come up while the train is in the station to allow for cars to pass. Once the train starts moving, the gates come back down. The train will not proceed through the intersection until the gates are fully deployed and the intersection is clear of traffic.

Some stations also feature pedestrian gates which come down to stop pedestrian traffic as the train approaches or is in the station. Remember, there could be a second train approaching from the other direction at any time.

Do’s & Don’ts Around the Tracks

Trains can’t stop quickly but you can. By staying alert and taking simple precautions around the rail, you can stay safe. It’s important to remember that train tracks are not a playground, photo studio, walking path or recreation area.

Train tracks are private property. Crossing at unmarked areas, or walking on the tracks, is extremely dangerous and a criminal offense.

Use Crosswalks
& Never Place Objects on Tracks

Do Not Stop on Tracks,
Keep Behind White Line

Always Look for
a Second Train

Avoid Distractions
Near Tracks

Report Suspicious
Packages and Actions

Watch Your Step
& Never Board a Train in Motion

In the Community

SunRail is actively engaged in our community, sharing the safety message with fun and interactive presentations. If you would like us to meet with your group, please contact  info@sunrail.com or call 1-855-RAIL-411. Presentations are available for all ages and groups of any size.

Meet Tie! Tie the SunRail safety squirrel reminds everyone to “watch your tail and stay off the rail.”

See Tie in action, and other great videos, by visiting our YouTube channel.

How You Can Help

Keeping our community safe is the responsibility of all Central Floridians. If you have a business or home along the corridor, join SunRail Safety Watch. (Download Flyer) If you see something unusual or suspicious around the tracks, or to report a railroad emergency, immediately contact the Central Florida Rail Coordination Center at
1-877-CFL-RAIL (1-877-235-7245) or dial 911.