Central Pasco & Gulf Railroad

Things to Check Before Taking Your Next Train

“What a lovely day!” you think to yourself as you board the train. You’ve just escaped the hustle and bustle of city life for a little railroad relaxation. But before your trip is over, there are some things that you should know about railroad travel in order to make sure that it’s an enjoyable experience. Here are five important railroad safety tips:

Be aware of what’s happening around you

Railroad accidents can happen quickly so always be on guard!

Emergencies happen all the time on trains because they’re moving vehicles. Be attuned to your surroundings and be aware of what’s happening around you. Be sure to pay attention to any sudden changes in the train’s speed or sound, as well as any bumps that occur while the train is operating. Even if you see someone else move a switch to allow a door to close, make sure it is closed before starting off again.

Always keep your ticket stub with you at all times

Keep your ticket stub with you at all times will ensure quick assistance from railroad personnel or other passengers who may be able to help out!  Always check the departure and arrival time of your train at a station window or on the ticket before you purchase it. Double and triple-check the departure and arrival time of your train before boarding.  

Bring only what you can comfortably carry

Carrying as little weight with you on a train ensures that it will be convenient to get off and board.  Always wear your backpack in front of you while boarding the train so that they don’t become lost or misplaced on the trip! If need, put any extra bags under your seat for safekeeping.

The most important thing is that you do not forget your travel essentials when preparing for a long trip. Even if it’s just one day away from home, make sure to bring all of these items with you: wallet, phone charger, and headphones as well as medications and water bottle.

Bringing a handheld massager or a vibrating foam roller can be really handy for any traveler. You’ll need them, especially if you’re traveling a long distance which might probably lead to sore muscles and stiff joints. For instance, vibrating foam rollers can help ease your stiff joints. You can check out some samples at Emerging Pictures. These are portable & very convenient to target the right spots, and you can easily pack them in your traveling case.

You might probably want to get the handheld massagers too. They are amazing after workouts since they help relax sore and tight muscles due to their vibrating massage technology that enables you to work through your muscle kinks.

Finally, make sure not to forget your personal items such as toothbrushes or deodorants! They might seem like unimportant things but just these two small objects could improve the quality of your trip tenfold by preventing you from getting too dirty or smelly while traveling on trains!

Be on guard

Don’t ride with someone who appears intoxicated or violent. Be aware that the country you’re in dictates what level of service is required for a railroad to operate and what safety precautions are necessary.

We also recommend avoiding taking any night transit trips under any circumstances. Be careful to not travel alone during the time of night when people are most likely to be traveling by themselves because attacks happen more often at this time. Be on the lookout for anyone following you closely because sexual assaults often happen when someone just follows behind and they’re waiting for a chance. Be aware of your surroundings and take the necessary precautions to make sure you’re safe when you’re traveling, especially if you have to travel alone at night.

Be sure to be on the lookout for these signs as well as paying attention to any announcements from conductor or railroad staff.

Smile and enjoy the ride

It is important to smile and enjoy the ride. Let go of your worries and just be present with what’s happening in this moment, not the past or future! Smile at strangers you pass on trains because they are as likely to have a bad day as we all do sometimes.


If you are traveling by train, it is important to remain aware of your surroundings and be mindful of the possibility of violence. As always, stay alert and contact authorities if you see anything suspicious or out-of-place.

We hope this article has helped make your next train ride safer and more enjoyable. Let us know what other topics you would like covered here at cpgrr.org; we’re happy to help keep you informed about all things related to rail security so that someday soon there will be no need for blogs like ours anymore.