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Rail Crossing Gets Safety Improvements

New gates installed at site of several collisions

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Stamford, CT | Added on May 21, 2015 At 10:00 PM

Stamford’s River Bend Railroad crossing has been the site of several accidents over the years, involving the collision of trains and vehicles. Since 2005, there have been four separate accidents.

The crossing, part of the the New Canaan Branch of the New Haven commuter rail line, leads to the River Bend Business Center. According to the Connecticut Department of Transportation, about 40 trains use the crossing each day. To prevent further collisions, the City, DOT, and River Bend Center joined forces to fund improvements that would make the crossing safer.  

The $1.2 million improvement project began in April and was completed the first week of May. Enhancements include the installation of new flashing lights, and much needed safety gates. Officials celebrated the project’s completion Thursday.

 

 


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