MBTA Announces Safety First Program for South Coast Rail
South Coast Rail (SCR) Phase 1 service between Boston and Southeastern Massachusetts will soon become a reality with MBTA Commuter Rail trains beginning service to and from Middleborough, East Taunton, Freetown, Fall River, and New Bedford for the first time in decades. With safety as the T’s first priority and in preparation for the return of passenger service to these areas, the MBTA is kicking off a Safety First education program for SCR communities.
As SCR Phase 1 nears the operation of test trains and the beginning of passenger service, the Safety First program shares rail safety rules and basics through brochures, videos, and presentations. The goal of this outreach is to bring an understanding of safety rules to every Southeastern Massachusetts city and town. The MBTA has prepared four safety videos for students of several ages and the general public.