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Keeping everyone safe is our #1 priority
Our dedicated rail safety education facility based at Margate train station, features a full-scale railway platform, life-size train front, model railway and interactive games.
Targeting primary and secondary school-age children who may be out and about on their own for the first time, the premise of the centre is to prevent future trespass through education and teach young people how to plan a trip as well as what to do if things go wrong.
Using real tracks in a safe, controlled environment our rail safety centre educates children about the risks of trespassing, for example that the live rail is energised with up to 750V of electricity and is deadly or that trains weigh an average of 400 tons which is 80 elephants so stopping in an emergency takes the length of 20 premier football pitches! We deliver these messages in a child friendly way.
Our rail safety centre helps get across that trespassing on the railway can have serious, life-changing consequences for the individual, their loved ones and the wider community.
All schools and clubs welcome! To book a visit email MargateTSTS@networkrail.co.uk
Margate too far to visit?
We can come to your school to deliver assemblies and workshops, using exercises that get children engaged!
We would like to invite you to our Rail Safety Centre at Margate train station!
Saturday 1st July 2023
To celebrate Rail Safety Week, we are hosting a free family fun day at our Rail Safety Centre in Margate!
Date: Saturday 1st July 2023
Time: 10am-3pm (Last entry 2pm)
Location: Margate Train Station, Station Approach, Margate. CT9 5AD
No need to book, just show up! 45 minute interactive workshops will run on the hour.
Admission subject to visitor numbers - join us early to secure your spot!