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Customer Safety Information

At the Long Island Rail Road, your safety is our number one concern.


Wait for the Gate
Railroad grade crossings are a common element of traffic safety in many communities. Their lowered gates, flashing lights, and ringing bells warn of a train’s approach and they should always be regarded with caution. Trains are fast and can’t stop quickly. A train traveling at 60 mph can take up to a mile to stop.  Each year, people are killed or injured in accidents that could have been prevented if they had simply taken the extra time to look, listen and heed the warning signs.  

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Watch the Gap
Look for these signs throughout our system. Please watch your step when entering and exiting the trains, and pay special attention to the gap between the train door and the station platform. When traveling with young children, be sure to hold their hands while entering or exiting the train. And always keep a safe distance from the edge of the platform. Please see HERE for more information.

Watch the Gap


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LIRR Emergency Procedures
Here is some helpful information in the unlikely event of an emergency, so you can be better prepared.

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"Be TrainSmart" Tune In To Safety! Campaign:

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Other:
Guide to Winter Weather Travel on the Long Island Rail Road
MTA LIRR's Storm Recovery Timetables
Syosset Call Ahead Program
Syosset Station Safety Brochure

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