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Old Posted Jan 28, 2022, 6:49 PM
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Unfortunately, another person was struck and killed by a Brightline train yesterday.

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/b...6va-story.html
How many of these people are impaired or suicidal? This cannot be minimized without eliminating at-grade crossings.
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Old Posted Jan 28, 2022, 9:25 PM
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^I heard just yesterday that there have been 3 people struck by trains at the Middletown MTS station recently. There's a short brick wall that might block pedestrians view of Amtrak/Coaster trains barreling through the Trolley stop area.

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com...in-sues-sandag
https://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/...-little-italy/
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Old Posted Jan 28, 2022, 10:56 PM
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^I heard just yesterday that there have been 3 people struck by trains at the Middletown MTS station recently. There's a short brick wall that might block pedestrians view of Amtrak/Coaster trains barreling through the Trolley stop area.

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com...in-sues-sandag
https://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/...-little-italy/
Could some sort of pedestrian barrier be installed at that location that is activated when trains are approaching? Or will this potentially cause more problems than it solves? It does look like an unsafe situation especially for the young and old and for those whose English fluency is not the best.
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Heads up!!

Second BrightBlue just left from Sacramento factory. It's on the way to Florida now.

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Here is BrightBlue passing Laramie in the snow.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/vrfl...5156731697151/
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Old Posted Feb 14, 2022, 12:36 PM
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Another vehicle was struck by a Brightline train yesterday, killing at least one person.

One dead after Brightline train slams into vehicle in Palm Beach County, deputies say
https://amp.miamiherald.com/article258363278.html
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https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news...BB8y1tHG-8UUfI

Brightline completes complex tracks at Orlando airport

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Old Posted Feb 16, 2022, 7:50 PM
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Stay off train tracks! We all know!

https://www.local10.com/news/local/2...N9dL22gKDpblZg
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Old Posted Feb 22, 2022, 1:22 PM
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Police: Man killed by Brightline train Saturday morning walked in front of train

By Gerard Albert III
Palm Beach Post
Feb. 19, 2022

"DELRAY BEACH — A Brightline train ran over a man Saturday morning in Delray Beach, killing him, after police said he walked onto the tracks.

The man stepped in front of a moving train near Gulfstream Boulevard and North Old Dixie Highway in Delray Beach at about 8 a.m., police said. The man's identity was not disclosed, and Delray Beach police said they believe his action was a suicide.

The death marks the fourth Brightline crash in Palm Beach County this week. In a press conference after a man was injured when his car was hit Wednesday by a Brightline train, a spokesman for the rail line said the crashes are preventable..."

https://www.palmbeachpost.com/story/...ch/6861517001/
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Brightline Firms Up Vegas High Speed Rail Line Connection to Metrolink Rail Network

Brightline Firms Up Vegas High Speed Rail Line Connection to Metrolink Rail Network

By Howard Fine
Monday, February 21, 2022
Los Angeles Business Journal


"Brightline West, the affiliate of Miami-based Brightline Holdings that is planning to build a high-speed rail line from Las Vegas to Southern California, is close to solidifying the planned line’s connection to the Metrolink rail system, allowing passengers to travel by rail from Las Vegas to downtown Los Angeles’ Union Station.

Wes Edens, co-chief executive of New York-based Fortress Investment Group, which owns Brightline Holdings, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal last month that Brightline West has secured right of way for a 49-mile connector route between the Vegas line’s initial terminus in Victor Valley, through the Cajon Pass to a Metrolink rail station in Rancho Cucamonga in the Inland Empire. From there, passengers could connect through Metrolink to Union Station.

What’s more, that segment has now entered the environmental review process from the Federal Railroad Administration. According to the FRA’s website, the environmental review for the “Cajon Pass High Speed Rail Project” is scheduled to conclude by Nov. 30..."

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Every time I hear about another death I think of the engineers first. What is this doing to them mentally?
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Old Posted Feb 22, 2022, 5:33 PM
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Every time I hear about another death I think of the engineers first. What is this doing to them mentally?
There's no way to fix the issue that wouldn't cost $Billions making the line elevated or underground. One interesting plan is that a portion will become either elevated or underground in the near future to avoid water not people in downtown Fort Lauderdale.
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^ Is this a response to my comment because it doesn't seem like it.
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50 deaths in Brightline's short history. Service began in early 2018 but stopped for 20 months during Covid. So in like 20~ months of operation there have been 50 deaths.
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Old Posted Feb 22, 2022, 6:35 PM
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50 deaths in Brightline's short history. Service began in early 2018 but stopped for 20 months during Covid. So in like 20~ months of operation there have been 50 deaths.
It was 58 deaths in January 2022. I think at this point, the number of deaths is over 60.
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If I'm being honest its hard not to grow callous and make insensitive Florida jokes.
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It was 58 deaths in January 2022. I think at this point, the number of deaths is over 60.
That's a whole 60 people over the shinkansen. Which has never had a death due to the trains since they started operating in the 60s (?). Obviously different types of systems but still its kinda crazy to think about.
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Old Posted Feb 22, 2022, 9:41 PM
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That's a whole 60 people over the shinkansen. Which has never had a death due to the trains since they started operating in the 60s (?). Obviously different types of systems but still its kinda crazy to think about.
A Shinkansen train hit and killed a pedestrian in 2015

https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2...let-train.html

Unfortunately, another Shinkansen train hit a truck and killed the driver in 2019.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/05/w...-yokohama.html

Your point is well-taken, however. Shinkansen operates far more trains and operates them at three times the speed of Brightline.
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Side track 1 New Crane Creek bridge construction is complete. So now, side track 2 to be demolished later for next several months and they will built a second new track.

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Here is BrightBlue passing Laramie in the snow.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/vrfl...5156731697151/
Thanks buddy! I just saw it on Facebook. I don't need your help.
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Thanks buddy! I just saw it on Facebook. I don't need your help.
Why so passive aggressive?
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