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Metrolink launches crossing improvement program

Next week, Metrolink will kick off its sealed corridor program, which calls for improving 63 grade crossings along 65 track miles on its Ventura County and Antelope Valley lines.

Under the $100 million program, Metrolink will install four-quadrant gates, longer gate arms, “Z” pedestrian crossings, median separators, locked gates and fencing. So far, the agency has secured $20 million for the program.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has implemented a similar sealed corridor program, but Metrolink would be the first commuter-rail agency to do so. Since its 1992 inception, Metrolink has spent more than $70 million on grade crossing improvements.

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