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Multimodal Transportation Resources Rail Safety/Regulatory Unit - Rail Safety Section

James K. Polk Building, Suite 1800
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: (615) 253-1054
Fax: (615) 741-5211

Rail Safety

The goal of the Railroad Safety section is to reduce and eliminate dangerous/hazardous conditions for Railroad Employees and the General Public.


  • Review new railroad construction
  • Conduct Industrial site walkway & close clearance inspection
  • Coordinate with Tennessee Emergency management Agency (TEMA), responders for railroad emergencies.

Never go around lowered gates or flashing lights. It is illegal, and they are there for your safety. Lowered gates mean a train is just a few seconds away.