Trains Not on Time in California

by Juliette Akinyi Ochieng | April 17th, 2018

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Trains Not on Time in California

by baldilocks

When depre­da­tion after depre­da­tion man­dated pro­mote and allowed by California’s gov­ern­ment, this should barely reg­is­ter in the Sweep­stakes of Surprise.

Trains along the pop­u­lar Capi­tol Cor­ri­dor are run­ning later than before, and home­less camps are partly to blame.

Rail offi­cials say more peo­ple have tres­passed on train tracks in the last year, forc­ing engi­neers at times to hit the brakes to avoid a pos­si­ble crash – and at times trag­i­cally unable to. That’s left trains loaded with com­muters or freight grind­ing to a halt in the mid­dle of nowhere.

Capi­tol Cor­ri­dor board chair Lucas Frerichs said the issue is fore­most about human safety. But, it’s also a busi­ness problem.

You think?

Frankly, we have a busi­ness to run, a ser­vice to the pub­lic. If peo­ple can’t depend on the train being on time, they will choose other options,” he said. (…)

The prob­lem has become sig­nif­i­cant enough that Kutrosky sent an email last week to pas­sen­gers ask­ing them to report any encamp­ments or large piles of trash they notice along the tracks while on their train ride.

He said he and his crews have seen camps in secluded and wooded areas recently in Sacra­mento, West Sacra­mento and Davis in the cap­i­tal region, and Suisun City, Her­cules, Berke­ley, Oak­land and Fre­mont in the Bay Area.

Capi­tol Cor­ri­dor offi­cials did not pro­vide crash num­bers requested by The Bee, as of Fri­day. But a spokesman for the Union Pacific said three peo­ple were hit by trains between Sacra­mento and the Bay Area.

If a per­son is killed by a train, it may be held in place for two to three hours as coro­ners, police and track inspec­tors do post-​mortem work, offi­cials said. That cre­ates a domino effect, slow­ing pas­sen­ger and freight trains from Sacra­mento to San Jose.

The writer points out that hobos and trains have a long his­tory. How­ever, I won­der if California’s elected offi­cials plan to give CA to the home­less and the ille­gal aliens. Actu­ally, I don’t wonder.

On more nail in the coffin.

(Thanks to Bre­it­bart Cal­i­for­nia)

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng has been blog­ging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here. She pub­lished her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

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by baldilocks

When depredation after depredation mandated promote and allowed by California’s government, this should barely register in the Sweepstakes of Surprise.

Trains along the popular Capitol Corridor are running later than before, and homeless camps are partly to blame.

Rail officials say more people have trespassed on train tracks in the last year, forcing engineers at times to hit the brakes to avoid a possible crash – and at times tragically unable to. That’s left trains loaded with commuters or freight grinding to a halt in the middle of nowhere.

Capitol Corridor board chair Lucas Frerichs said the issue is foremost about human safety. But, it’s also a business problem.

You think?

“Frankly, we have a business to run, a service to the public. If people can’t depend on the train being on time, they will choose other options,” he said. (…)

The problem has become significant enough that Kutrosky sent an email last week to passengers asking them to report any encampments or large piles of trash they notice along the tracks while on their train ride.

He said he and his crews have seen camps in secluded and wooded areas recently in Sacramento, West Sacramento and Davis in the capital region, and Suisun City, Hercules, Berkeley, Oakland and Fremont in the Bay Area.

Capitol Corridor officials did not provide crash numbers requested by The Bee, as of Friday. But a spokesman for the Union Pacific said three people were hit by trains between Sacramento and the Bay Area.

If a person is killed by a train, it may be held in place for two to three hours as coroners, police and track inspectors do post-mortem work, officials said. That creates a domino effect, slowing passenger and freight trains from Sacramento to San Jose.

The writer points out that hobos and trains have a long history. However, I wonder if California’s elected officials plan to give CA to the homeless and the illegal aliens. Actually, I don’t wonder.

On more nail in the coffin.

(Thanks to Breitbart California)

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng has been blogging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here.  She published her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

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