Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Caltrain plans rail safety media workshop

Caltrain, the peninsula's commuter railroad, is inviting journalists to a workshop on rail safety in San Carlos on Sept. 8 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. So far this year, 10 people have died on the Caltrain tracks including three Palo Alto students who committed suicide. From the Caltrain release:
    Expand your basic knowledge about railroad operations and learn about railroad safety regulations and procedures from experienced Caltrain employees. Representatives from Caltrain’s police force, operations, safety and public information staff will address basic railroad safety and the agency’s ongoing effort to improve safety. Caltrain’s internal response to fatalities, including the public information process, law enforcement’s role and the impact on train operations, also will be discussed.

    The workshop will conclude with a question and answer period.

    Lunch provided.

    RSVP by Friday, Sept. 4 to Public Information Officer Christine Dunn – (650) 508-6238

    Specific questions may be submitted in advance.

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