April 23, 2008 10:02 ET

Rail Safety Week: ZeroTolerance for trespassers

HOMEWOOD, ILLINOIS--(Marketwire - April 23, 2008) - CN invites media representatives to support Rail Safety Week, from April 28 to May 4, 2008. This year, during safety blitz operations conducted at about 150 highway/railroad crossings across the United States and Canada, CN Police will insist on its tough Zero Tolerance policy for trespassers.

The sustained increase in trespassing fatalities is totally unacceptable and CN pledges to enforce laws and regulations. Over the past decade, fatalities from railroad crossing incidents have been declining steadily while trespassing incidents remain very high.

As an ongoing part of CN's All Aboard for Safety community education program, CN Police officers will be alerting motorists to the importance of safety at crossings as well as the deadly risks of trespassing on railroad property. They will also warn them about their uncompromising, Zero Tolerance policy for trespassers.

A news release will be distributed on this newswire on Monday, April 28, 2008 at 6 a.m. (ET).

CN - Canadian National Railway Company and its operating railway subsidiaries - spans Canada and mid-America, from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to the Gulf of Mexico, serving the ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the key metropolitan areas of Toronto, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., Green Bay, Wis., Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, St. Louis, and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America. For more information on CN, visit the company's website at

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