Caltrain kicks off track-vigilance campaign
Original post made on Jan 12, 2013
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on Jan 12, 2013 at 8:26 am
I always wondered why they put the electronic signs at the stations. Every other system uses them to give information to passengers about the time til the next train and which station it stops at. Caltrain uses them to tell passengers to keep safe!
on Jan 12, 2013 at 9:13 am
That was a bit snarky, sorry.
As much as I like Caltrain's attempt at safety, I can't see it would make any difference. The tracks are just so easily accessible, both at stations and along the tracks. On top of that, the grade crossings are relatively old fashioned compared to what we see in other areas of the world. Some may say that we are almost inviting suicide minded people by making it so easy for them.
I would much rather see physical improvements such as glass barriers and hire wires.
on Jan 12, 2013 at 9:14 am
I would also prefer to see better signage at the stations telling where the next train will stop. As someone who occasionally uses Caltrain, I have only faith that the train will stop at the station I am expecting it to stop. More signs would be very useful.