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Caltrain suicide attempt in Menlo Park this afternoon?

Original post made by train rider, Downtown North, on Sep 9, 2010

I heard that someone parked his car on the Caltrain tracks in Menlo Park at around 4:30 this afternoon. Train was able to stop in time.

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 9, 2010 at 6:14 pm

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Give the railroads 4 years to eliminate all grade crossings in urban areas.


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Posted by train rider
a resident of Downtown North
on Sep 9, 2010 at 7:05 pm

HSR is willing to do that if the NIMBYs don't keep stalling.


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Posted by Mikeorama
a resident of another community
on Sep 9, 2010 at 8:01 pm

Walter_E_Wallis, in this specific case, "the railroad" is Caltrain, in other words, the taxpayers of San Mateo, Santa Clara, and SF counties. Get ready to open your wallet big.


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 9, 2010 at 8:42 pm

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I could close them for $4,000 a crossing.


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Posted by Mikeorama
a resident of another community
on Sep 9, 2010 at 9:35 pm

Walter, you must mean to just barricade the streets where they currently cross the tracks, right? Wouldn't that be terribly inconvenient for residents on either side of the tracks who would have to drive long distances to get to a over/under-crossing?


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 11, 2010 at 5:13 am

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That is precisely what I mean, Mikeorama. Block them now. How many people are you willing to kill for convenience? How else to motivate the construction of overpasses?


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