Today marks the start of Rail Safety Week 2023, and this year local students from Lyneham High School have been chosen as the faces for the campaign. The decision was based on the school’s proximity to one of the busiest light rail stops, Dickson Interchange.
The campaign aims to highlight the importance of light rail safety, particularly to students and commuters who interact daily with the light rail.
“Stand Back. Look Up. Stay Rail Safe” serves as a simple reminder for the need to stay safe when travelling on or near the light rail. “Stand Back,” encourages the need to maintain a safe distance from the tracks when waiting for the light rail. “Look Up” reminds everyone to be aware of their surroundings, especially when using mobile devices or wearing headphones. “Stay Rail Safe” encourages responsible behaviour around the light rail, using designated crossings and being vigilant.
Throughout the week, these students will be featured in marketing material encouraging communities to work together in fostering a culture of safety and responsibility.
Together, CMET and Transport Canberra are helping to reinforce the efforts of these young advocates and pledge to uphold their commitment to light rail safety beyond this week.