Light rail transit (LRT) crossings in Calgary and Edmonton are similar to other railway crossings and require pedestrians, cyclists and motorists to use caution in these locations.

LRT systems are powered by electricity, which makes them very quiet. These crossings use a variety of warning devices like regular traffic signal lights, signs, bells and gates. These warnings all mean stop and do not cross the tracks.

Never drive around the gates, even if an LRT train has just passed. Another one may be coming from the other direction. Due to its weight and speed, a train may take up to 100 metres (330 feet) to stop in an emergency.