Yes it is both unsafe and illegal to walk on railway lines!


Please advise whether it is stipulated that a pedestian may not walk accross a railway line?  I have heard that it is illegal to walk anywhere accross the tracks but I can’t find where this is stipulated?


It is in the Transnet legislation not in the National Road Traffic legislation.

No one is allowed to walk on railway lines.



Alta Swanepoel & Associates

For Safety for all pedestrians and other road users near railway lines also view:

Level Crossings and Road Safety

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