The AskRail® app is a safety tool for first responders.

The AskRail app, launched in 2014, is a collaborative effort among the emergency response community and all North American Class I railroads. The app provides more than 2.3 million first responders — from 49 states, the District of Columbia, and eight Canadian provinces — with immediate access to accurate, timely data about what type of hazardous materials a railcar is carrying so they can make an informed decision about how to respond to a rail emergency.

Learn more about this app in the Freight Rail AskRail video and the Railinc task videos below.

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AskRail Demos

Closed captions are available in languages like Spanish and French through YouTube:

  • Select the CC icon at the bottom of the video
  • Select the Settings wheel > Subtitles > Auto-Translate and select a language
  • Play the video from the beginning