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Follow these simple tips to ensure everyone has a fun and safe experience on the newly-opened Tweed section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail.
From preparing for dark tunnels to how to identify your location, a raft of safety tips and handy hints on how to use the new Northern Rivers Rail Trail are published to help users make the most of their experience.
The 24 km Tweed section of the Rail Trail is a new shared recreation and nature trail where users can walk, ride and explore the region between Murwillumbah and Crabbes Creek at their own pace.
Council’s Manager Destination, Communication and Customer Experience Tiffany Stodart said the new attraction had been enthusiastically embraced by everyone from walkers to runners, cyclists, and people of all abilities since its official opening on 1 March.
“It’s been incredible to see the abundance of people enjoying the Rail Trail in its first week,” Ms Stodart said.
“With many people flocking to be among the first to experience this new shared space, it has also been an important reminder about the importance of safety and individual responsibility on the Rail Trail.
“Users need to follow the safety tips and rules – clearly identified in signage on the Rail Trail and through the official website and social media channels – so everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience.”
The Northern Rivers Rail Trail website highlights the shared nature of the trail, which adjoins local farmland, and encourages visitors to be aware and plan for potential risks.
Rail Trail safety tips explain how to:
On the Rail Trail itself, location markers with unique codes are placed every 1 km along the track to help emergency services and others locate users. These markers also help users report any issues to Rail Trail operators.
Users can Report a Problem for maintenance related issues such as surface damage or debris or Report an Incident (preferably within 12 hours) for any safety, conduct or person related issues.
For those planning a visit, the official website has handy information available and everything you need to know to plan a safe and enjoyable experience.
Visit www.northernriversrailtrail.com.au/plan/safety-rules and access Rail Trail Rules, safety tips, and a helpful ‘plan, pack and prepare’ checklist before you visit. You can also watch the safety videos online, download your copy of the safety tips and rules and read the frequently asked questions.
A community celebration to mark the opening of the Rail Trail is planned for the weekend of Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March, with a host of fun, family-friendly activities on offer. Stay tuned to The Northern Rivers Rail Trail on Facebook and Instagram for further details. Media contact:
Nikki Todd – 02 6670 2136 | 0429 267 735 or email email@example.com
One of the beautiful vistas on the Tweed section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail.
Photo 1: Rail Trail safety tipsCaption: Follow these simple tips to ensure everyone has a fun and safe experience on the newly-opened Tweed section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail.
Photo 2: Beautiful vistaCaption: One of the beautiful vistas on the Tweed section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail.
Photo 3: Safety tips (inset)
Caption: Tips on how to share the Trail safely.
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