Strongest decrease of the number of suicides on the railway in ten years time

In 2018, the number of zelfdodingen on track with 10 per cent. The year before, there were 215, last year 194. That is the biggest decline in the past ten years, reports railway infrastructure manager ProRail.

The organization works closely with the Dutch Railways, other transport operators and the foundation of the 113 suicide prevention to suicide on the track to avoid.

ProRail is called conservatism in the coverage in the media important to copying behaviour to occur. Research shows according to the track that that helps.

What according to ProRail also helps in the prevention of suicide is the alertness of bystanders.

ProRail has a lot invested in measures against suicide

Employees of the track are trained to a certain behavior where to take, to grab, and people to the right care to refer to.

In addition, it invests ProRail in measures such as fences along the track, schriklichten, antiloopmatten, video surveillance, and to help the referring signs along the trail.

Do you want to talk about suicide, go to or call the helpline for suicide prevention: 0900-0113.

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