Office of Rail Transportation

Report a problEm – emergency or critical situations

Report Emergency

If you become aware of a signal malfunction or other dangerous situation (such as a stalled vehicle, other obstruction, or track damage), the appropriate railroad should be contacted. Highway-railroad crossings are marked with a unique identifier (a seven digit number-letter combination.) The unique identifier and a number to call is posted at each railroad crossing.

If not at a crossing, a list of emergency contacts for all railroads operating is Iowa is also available.

Accident/Incident reporting by railroads


Additional resources