At Brookfield Rail, we believe that delivering the rail safety message is just as important as teaching our children how to cross a road or to wear a helmet when riding a bike.
Each year there are around 1000 near hits at level crossings and more than 5000 instances of trespass and vandalism reported on rail networks around Australia, with many more going unreported. Sadly, a large number of these instances involve young people.
As the sole operator of the freight rail network in the southern half of Western Australia, Brookfield Rail is committed to not only safely maintaining and developing our network, but ensuring the safety of the communities that surround it.
Through our Rail Safety Week education sessions, community partnerships, regional shows and various communications activities, Brookfield Rail endeavours to educate school students and the broader community about the importance of acting safely around the rail network.
In 2014, Brookfield Rail launched an innovative rail safety game Track Splat! designed to engage young people in rail safety in a fun and interactive way. Centred on the creation of three Brookfield Rail characters and rail safety advocates, the roadshow presents rail safety education in a fun and interactive way. Visit our Track Splat! page to play the game and learn more about this unique initiative.
Brookfield Rail is also working at a national level to address this issue. As a member of the TrackSAFE Foundation, Brookfield Rail has contributed to the development of Be on the Safe Side, the first national rail safety education initiative for primary and high school students.
We believe rail safety is just as important as teaching our children how to cross a road or to wear a helmet when riding a bike.