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Snowmobiles trespassing on railway tracks

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Jan 29, 2013 - 12:22 PM |
The snowmobile season is in full swing, but police have responded to a number of complaints where snowmobilers are driving on railway tracks. Police are reminding those snowmobilers that riding a snowmobile on a railroad's right of way is illegal and dangerous. File photo.

The snowmobile season is in full swing, but police have responded to a number of complaints where snowmobilers are driving on railway tracks. Police are reminding those snowmobilers that riding a snowmobile on a railroad's right of way is illegal and dangerous. File photo.

Riding a snowmobile on a railroad's right of way is illegal and dangerous, and a number of snowmobile riders aren't heeding warnings around railway tracks, said Greater Sudbury Police Service.

Police have responded to a number of complaints where snowmobilers are driving on railway tracks. 

There are many hazards associated with trespassing on railway property or disregarding warning signs and signals, according to a news release.

The message is simple: Steer clear of train tracks.

Trains can travel on any track, in either direction, at any time.

Snowmobilers are encouraged to ride on approved trails only. Should a snowmobiler need to cross a railway track, do so only at designated locations.

For more information, visit the CN site at www.cn.ca or contact CN Police at 1-800-465-9239.

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