Get on board with rail safety.
When our communities are connected, everyone is affected. That’s why it’s so important we all take actions to stay safe around the tracks and improve rail safety with Brightline. After all, one bad choice or irresponsible action of not using caution around railroad crossings could have tremendous consequences. We hope the information on this page helps keep you, your family, and your entire community safe. Take the Brightline Safety Pledge today.
Take the pledge and share with your friends
- I will cross only where there are crossing signs
- I will never cross tracks when a train is moving
- I will never chase the train
- I will never try to outrun a train
- I will never trespass on tracks. It’s against the law!
- I will never walk or bike along train tracks
- I will never wear headphones or earbuds around train tracks
- I will stay behind the yellow line on train station platforms
- I will always look both ways before crossing the tracks
I pledge to be safe around railroad tracks and trains.
Get on board with the signs and signals
Warns drivers that the road ahead crosses railroad tracks. A good reminder to slow down, look and listen for a train.
NO TRAIN HORN
An established quiet zone where the train will not be sounded unless there is an emergency or workers are near the tracks.
Yield to trains at this location. This is the only place where it is safe to cross the tracks. Never cross the tracks in any other location.
side street warning
Warns that a highway-rail intersection will appear immediately after making a right or left turn.
Look, Listen & Live
Since trains are big, they may appear to be traveling slower and much farther away. It can take a mile or more for a train to stop in an emergency. So, get on board with rail safety and use caution around railroad tracks.
Stay behind the yellow lines at train stations.
Always look both ways before crossing tracks
Cross only where you see designated crossings
Trains are quiet, be super alert!
Never wear headphones
near the tracks
Never cross tracks when you
see a moving train
Never trespass on the tracks.
It’s against the law!
Never try to chase or outrun a train
Never walk or bike along train tracks
The latest on Brightline’s safety efforts
Brightline launches New Rail Safety campaign and PSA with a goal to reach 50,000 Digital Safety Pledges
Brightline, launched a new rail safety campaign and safety public service announcement (PSA) building on the company’s current initiatives involving education, engineering and enforcement. The new PSA and campaign reminds residents that their decisions around the tracks will impact others in our community and emphasizes the point: “stopping a bad decision is easy, stopping a train isn’t. Be safe and stay off the tracks.”
Brightline to begin high speed testing at 110 MPH through Palm Beach County
Brightline will begin testing trains at 110 miles-per-hour, in northern Palm Beach County as soon as Saturday, February 11. This phase of Brightline testing will occur throughout February and March. The testing will take place in Palm Beach County including Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, Lake Park, Riviera Beach and West Palm Beach. Testing will take place daily between 7AM and 4PM. Flaggers will be present at railroad crossings when there is ACTIVE testing taking place in the area.
Residents should be alert and follow the law around active railroad tracks and railroad crossings. Testing is expected to bring additional wait times at railroad crossings.
Brightline to begin testing at 110 mph in Martin & St. Lucie counties
Brightline will begin testing trains at maximum speeds of 110 miles-per-hour in Martin and St. Lucie Counties the week of October 17, 2022. Residents should be alert and follow the law around active railroad tracks and railroad crossings. This first phase of testing is expected to take place over a six-week period and along an 11-mile section of track, spanning nine railroad crossings in Martin and St. Lucie Counties.
The public is encouraged to sign up for Brightline text alert updates for the latest information on high-speed testing schedules in their area: Text “RR110” to 888-304-0037.
Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Sheriff’s announce first ever tri-county enforcement effort for rail safety week
Brightline, the only provider of modern, eco-friendly, intercity rail in America, partnered with the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office, Broward Sheriff’s Office and the Miami-Dade Police Department, to launch a tri-county enforcement effort for National Rail Safety Week – a first for the tri-county enforcement agencies. During the week-long enforcement effort, the law enforcement agencies issued more than 2,000 citations.
Brightline celebrates federal RAISE Grant award with bi-partisan Congressional delegation
Brightline and a bipartisan coalition of congressional officials announced a grant award of $25 million from the United States Department of Transportation’s Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant program. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), in partnership with Brightline, was awarded the grant to enhance safety along the Florida East Coast Railway/Brightline corridor between Miami-Dade and Brevard counties. The award, combined with up to $20 million in matching funds from FDOT and Brightline, will result in a $45 million investment.
Connecting communities via rail safety
We’re committed to optimizing safety for the communities we serve. Learn more about how we’re leading the way.
A police officer hands out safety information at a Brightline crossing.
Brightline President Patrick Goddard announces Rail Safety Week.
Brightline PR and Safety partner with Melbourne PD at a press conference to talk rail safety along the Orlando extension.
Brightline teammates on hand to answer safety questions at a local event.
The Buzz Boxx and members from the Federal Railroad Administration share their rail safety pledges.
Brightline teammates and the Buzz Boxx at a community event.
Download and share rail safety tips
We partner with Operation Lifesaver, a nationwide non-profit, dedicated to raising overall awareness around rail safety. Together, we developed these safety materials with Operation Lifesaver just for you. Please read and share with those in your community and be safe by staying off all railroad tracks.
Mental health and safety resources
211 Help Line
211 is the most comprehensive source of information about local resources and services in the country. Thousands of caring, local experts are available for confidential, anonymous help, 24/7.
The Dr. brandt foundation
The Dr. Brandt Foundation is dedicated to supporting the mental health and well-being of diverse and underserved communities and to bring awareness to mental health issues such as depression and suicide prevention.
Operation lifesaver, inc.
Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) is a non-profit organization and nationally-recognized leader of rail safety education. OLI is been committed to preventing collisions, injuries and fatalities on and around railroad tracks.
We’re here to provide training and support
If you’re interested in a Brightline representative providing safety training, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org