Improving Safety at Caltrain Crossings

SAN CARLOS, Calif. (KCBS) Work is set to begin on July 7 and will take about three months to complete at each of the eight Caltrain crossings, located in Sunnyvale, Mountain View and Palo Alto.

“The improvements will include newly installed guardrails, pedestrian and emergency swing gates along with new fences and sidewalks and a modified railroad crosssing system,” said VTA spokeswoman Brandi Childress.

The $6 million project was funded by voters in 2000. Childress said it will go a long way to increasing safety around Caltrain crossings.

“These safety improvements will definitely bring awareness to people in the public, whether they are crossing by a car or on bike or by foot,” said Childress. “That there are active rail tracks and they need to be aware.”

There have been 25 fatalities on Caltrain tracks over the last two years.

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