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 25,000 first responders — from all 50 states 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.

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