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Metrolink partners with sheriff’s departments to encourage crossing safety

Los Angeles and Orange County Sheriff's deputies will conduct education and enforcement operations to encourage safe behavior at crossings.
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Metrolink has partnered with the Los Angeles and Orange County sheriff’s departments to reduce traffic and pedestrian violations along Metrolink’s Orange County and Inland Empire-Orange County commuter-rail lines in Southern California.

Sheriff's deputies will conduct education and enforcement operations in Santa Ana, California, to encourage drivers and pedestrians to engage in safe behavior at crossings. Community members will be educated on the importance of safety laws to save lives, Metrolink officials said in a press release.

Deputies will be stationed at the Grand Avenue, McFadden Avenue and Ritchey Street grade crossings near the Santa Ana Station today to enforce safety laws. Metrolink, Amtrak and freight trains use those crossings. 

“The heavy daily load of vehicular traffic traversing these grade crossings, along with the amount of rail traffic, result in a high number of crossing violations where collisions have occurred,” Metrolink officials said.


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