New Pedestrian Crossing System Starts Today at Eight Metra Union Pacific West Line St is a free online Railroad Discussion Forum and Railroad Photo Gallery for railroaders, railfans, model railroaders and anyone else who is interested in railroads. We cover a wide variety of topics, including freight trains, passenger and commuter railroads, rail news and information, tourist railroads, railway museums and railroad history.

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A new pedestrian grade crossing system will be activated today at eight stations along the Union Pacific West Line. The new system, called the Another Train Warning System (ATWS), is part of a multi-million dollar project designed to improve the flow of commuter and freight traffic on the heavily used line, as well as to allow trains to safely operate through a station when a commuter train is stopped there.



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I can't believe this is something new ... Caltrain has had stuff like this for YEARS!

Pedestrian paths are either under/over the tracks or controlled with crossing gates with warning bells/lights. Fencing is installed between the double tracks so people can only cross on those specific paths.

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