Origins of this Website

This website was developed from a research project funded by Transport Canada in 2009 – 2013 and includes our research results and research from other studies around the world. It is maintained by the Centre for Research and Intervention on Suicide, Ethical Issues and End-of-Life Practices (CRISE) at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).

Last update: August 2018


  • To provide railway stakeholders from Canada and around the world with relevant scientific information to improve prevention of railway fatalities and reduce their impact on employees
  • To promote sharing of information among railway network stakeholders regarding suicide prevention and support for employees
  • To encourage and support the development of evidence based suicide prevention practices
  • To encourage and support the development of evidence based support and trauma prevention practices
  • To encourage and support the evaluation of practices in order to improve practices and insure continuing quality control


  • August 12 2019

    Suicide Prevention Signs at Israeli Stations Provide Hotline to Call During Crises

    In 2019, suicide prevention signs have been installed at certain train stations in Israel, offering a message of hope and the number of a crisis hotline. " 'One of the common myths about suicide...

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  • July 25 2019

    Can blue lights prevent suicide at train stations? A 2019 BBC Future article

    Japanese train companies appeared to have found that soothing blue lights could reduce the rate of suicides at station. But does the "nudge technique" really work? And if so, how? This article on...

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