Town Square

Post a New Topic

New work on rail crossings in Atherton

Original post made on Sep 16, 2009

Overnight work on two railroad crossings in Atherton is set to begin on Monday, Sept. 28, Caltrain announced.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, September 16, 2009, 12:00 AM

Comments (1)

Posted by Ben Halpren, a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Sep 16, 2009 at 8:57 am

All this work on the grade crossings seems nice but it doesn't correct the problem, ie the grade crossings. All the improvements do nothing to increase safety, prevent suicides, car-train accidents, noise, traffic disruption and pollution. The only way to solve these problems is to eliminate grade crossings as soon as possible and electrify the line. These improvements are a sop to the reactionary elements of the obstructionist of the mid-peninsula who equate the bucolic and atavistic passing of the trains at grade level as somehow beneficial to our way of life. As far as Atherton is concerned, we should demand grade seperation at the two crossings in our community and that our town council stop obstructing progress toward that end.


If you were a member and logged in you could track comments from this story.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Handmade truffle shop now open in downtown Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 3 comments | 2,542 views

Breastfeeding Tips
By Jessica T | 6 comments | 1,088 views

Who Says Kids Donít Eat Vegetables?
By Laura Stec | 5 comments | 915 views

Weekly Update
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 746 views

Separate Entrances for BMR and Market Rate Apartments?
By Stuart Soffer | 0 comments | 425 views