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Safety & security

It's important that we all work together to stay safe and sound.

Stay safe around Link and Sounder trains

Look, listen & live

  • Be alert - it's difficult to judge train distance and speed.
  • Look both ways - trains may come from either direction.
  • Listen for train horns and bells.
  • Don't use cell phones. Do remove ear buds.

Tracks are for trains

  • Don't walk, bike, skateboard, jog or play around tracks.
  • Don't take shortcuts across the tracks.
  • Don't lean over railings. Trains can overhang tracks by three feet.
  • Don't walk near a parked train. It may move without warning.


  • Don't wait on tracks if stuck in traffic.
  • Truck drivers - don't commit if you can't fit safely across the tracks.
  • Obey all signs and signals.


Always use crosswalks and obey all traffic signs, signals and crossing gates

  • Trains always have the right of way.
  • Never walk around or under rail crossing gates.

On the platform

  • Hold small children by the hand while on the platform.
  • Stay behind warning strips at the edge of station platforms.


Contact us

In an emergency, always call 911.

Sound Transit Security:
206-398-5268 or via email

Sound Transit Police (King County Sheriff)
Customer Service Non-emergency:
206-903-7676 or via email

Sound Transit Police (King County Sheriff)
Uniform Patrol Response, or after hours :

be smart. be safe.

Safety education

Interested in a short safety presentation at your school, community center or youth program or want more information about safety education?

Safety education resources

See also

Guide for drivers
Transit safety and security awareness from the FTA 
Operation Lifesaver track safety video 
New York Police Department rider safety PSA