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About C3RS

Confidential Close Call Reporting SystemThis is a Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) sponsored voluntary confidential program allowing railroad carriers and their employees to report close calls. The program provides a safe environment for employees to report unsafe events and conditions. Employees receive protection from discipline and FRA enforcement. Railroads also receive protection from FRA enforcement for events reported within C3RS. The original demonstration project ends in 2014. The FRA is currently accepting new sites. Find out more.

Who is involved in C3RS?

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), railroad carriers, and carrier employees, labor organizations, and peer review teams.


C3RS is accepting close call reports only from New Jersey Transit, Amtrak, Strasburg Rail Road, Metro North, and Long Island Rail Road.

C3RS in the News


October 2014

Amtrak publishes C3RS Newsletter Find out more

September 2014

C3RS User Group holds fourth annual meeting in Chicago Find out more

May 2014

Strasburg Rail Road joins C3RS

April 2014

Confidential Close Call Reporting System Reaches Milestone Find out more on page 8.

December 2013

How Confidential Reporting Systems Work Find out more.

Feds order MTA to create employee reporting system, improve safety Find out more.

September 2013

Confidential Close Call Reporting system expanding at Amtrak Find out more.

March 2013

Lessons learned from C3RS presented at Fourth International Rail Human Factors conference Find out more.

February 2013

FRA's Szabo: Safety gains keep on coming. Find out more.

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Submit Reports Electronically!


(You can also report by mail)

NEW – Amtrak's C3RS Newsletter

October 2014


User Group Meeting, September 15 - 16, Arlington, VA.  Make plans to attend. Stay tuned for more updates. Contact for details.

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