Letter, Opinion

Be careful near the train tracks

Dear Editor,

We are so excited to have passenger rail service between Burlington and New York, but people need to beware of the new faster trains and recognize their danger. Please remind your readers over and over, and readers, tell your friends and neighbors, stop walking along the local railroad tracks. It may have seemed safe before, but it’s not safe any more.

On our trip from Los Angeles to Salinas, California two weeks ago our Amtrak train hit a man on a trestle bridge, critically injuring him. We didn’t know the outcome, but I looked it up. What an awful thing. What a horror for the engineer and crew.

Trains can’t stop. It’s physics. All they can do is blow the horn and brake.

Lise Anderson, Cornwall

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