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

Question:

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?

Answer:

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

No one is allowed to walk on railway lines.

Regards

Alta

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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