CALGARY — Calgary Transit’s head of safety says officials are considering banning the use of headphones near light rail train stations after distracted walking near a station was blamed for another death, CBC News reports.
Earlier in the week, a 30-year-old man was struck by a train near a station, with investigators believing he was wearing headphones and distracted by his cellphone.
The C-Train system launched in May 1981 and in the 36-year period since, there have been 74 deaths at or near stations, according to the agency. Of those 74 deaths, 66 were pedestrians struck by trains, three were cyclists, and five people died in train-vehicle collisions. For the full story, click here.