Capital MetroRail is now being tested
- Good advice and a reminder from the RRISD:
Stay off the tracks
The new high speed Capital MetroRail is now being tested, and will begin passenger service for Central Texas soon! This train will be much more frequent, faster, and quieter than a freight train, and will be traveling through neighborhoods and past schools. Visit: www.stayoffthetracks.com or www.oli.org for more information. As a driver, please remember:
Never stop your car on the tracks when stopped at a red light near train tracks.
Don't anticipate lights or creep out at rail intersections - and never, ever drive around the crossing gates.
Be careful turning across train tracks - it's where more accidents happen.
Never race a train to a crossing - you will never have a second chance if you lose and even it you tie, you lose.
Expect a train on any track at any time - if a train goes by at a multiple track crossing, watch out for a second train on the other tracks, approaching in either direction.
Always expect a train at every highway-rail intersection. Freight trains do not travel on a predictable schedule and schedules for commuter trains change.