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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.
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.
When I went to chicago I couldn't believe the paths to cross the tracks were not guarded by fences and crossing gates!!!
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