On June 19, the Town of Cochrane and Canadian Pacific (CP) were pleased to officially open the Horse Creek Road pedestrian crossing in the community of Heartland. The crossing provides safe and direct access to the many amenities found in Cochrane’s vibrant downtown area and to parks and pathways for those living on the west side of the tracks.
The Horse Creek Road crossing is for pedestrian traffic only and is equipped with a railway warning protection system that includes:
The Town is working with CP to remind residents and visitors to be vigilant around the new crossing, and the five other at-grade crossings in Cochrane. The only safe and legal place to cross the tracks is at an official railway crossing.
Every year more than 100 Canadians are seriously injured or killed as the result of railway crossing or trespassing incidents. Rail safety requires 24/7 vigilance. We ask everyone to think about their own safety around railway property. Incidents can happen in a split-second and can have tragic and far-reaching consequences for your family, friends and community.
When you are using a railway crossing, always follow these recommendations:
The Town will participate in the Look.Listen.Live Community Safety Partnership with CP, CP Police Service and Operation Lifesaver, a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting rail safety.