Public and passenger safety campaigns

As the operator of the railway, we're responsible for keeping passengers and those who live or work near the railway safe. We take this responsibility very seriously, so we do all we can to raise awareness among the general public of how they can behave safely on our infrastructure.

We’re proud of our award-winning campaigns that has brought the rail industry together and with your support we can get everyone home safe every day.

Promoting awareness

Whilst many of our campaigns are run nationally, local promotion of key messages is vital to making these campaigns a success and driving positive railway safety behaviours. This page will act as the hub for safety campaign information, providing you with the tools and resources you need to raise awareness of railway safety in your area.

If you would like any further information on our safety campaigns please contact marketing@networkrail.co.uk 

Level Crossings

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Level crossing campaigns

We have delivered multiple level crossing campaigns aimed at various at risk groups, a suite of resources have been developed for each of these and can be accessed on the level crossing safety campaigns page. 

Trespass

You vs Train

The rail industry and the British Transport Police have launched this campaign which aims to raise awareness about the dangers of trespassing.

You vs Train resources have been created to be to be used in schools to help communicate the importance of rail safety to pupils across the UK.

Suicide Prevention

Small Talk Saves Lives

The rail industry is working in partnership with Samaritans and the British Transport Police on the Small Talk Saves Lives bystander campaign, launched in November 2017. The first campaign of its type on the railway, it encourages the general public to support those who may be in emotional crisis around them on the railway network.

Intoxication

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First Class Mate

In December 2018 with British Transport Police (BTP) and Drinkaware we encouraged party-goers to be a First Class Mate, getting their friends on their train safely after a night out. Resources available include: 

 
 
 Campaign CCTV showreel video.

Bridge strikes

Wise up, Size up

We delivered a national campaign between June and December 2018, working with the haulage industry and professional drivers challenging them to ‘wise up, size up’.

Thomas and Friends

Stay safe with Thomas

Network Rail and Thomas the Tank Engine have joined together to help young children learn about staying safe around the railway. This is the first time a Thomas and Friends™ book has covered a rail safety theme. You can now download the ebook or pdf versions to help spread the word. 

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