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Council members seek to stop railroad corridor trespassing

By From page A3 | March 06, 2014

SUISUN CITY — City Council members Mike Segala and Jane Day said that Suisun City and Fairfield, as well as the Fairfield-Suisun School District, have to start working together to keep children and other pedestrians from illegally crossing the train tracks between the two cities.

“We have got to protect that corridor,” Segala said Tuesday during the Suisun City Council meeting.

Segala pointed out that more needs to be done to better close off access to the rail line that has seen several people killed by trains during the past few years. While the area right around the train station is sealed off to trespassing pedestrians, other parts of the rail corridor are not.

“We need to get a discussion going about safety along the railway corridor,” Segala said.

Fences have gone up, particularly between Railroad Avenue in Suisun City and Armijo High School in Fairfield, but pedestrians still cut through the barriers or find ways around them.

Day echoed Segala’s concern, saying that the school district and Solano County have to be involved in discussions as well.

“We need to bring all of these groups together,” Day said, pointing out that a similar alliance managed to overcome significant fiscal hurdles to get Suisun City’s library up and running.

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Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson has worked for the Daily Republic longer than he cares to remember. A native of Oregon and a graduate of the University of Oregon, he pines for the motherland still. He covers Vacaville and Travis Air Force Base for the Daily Republic. He is an avid military history buff, wargamer and loves the great outdoors.
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  • Rob R. CrossingMarch 06, 2014 - 8:12 am

    Why doesn't Fairfield just tack-on some more $ to the train station project? They could add a couple more pedestrian bridges along with those fences. It does suck that there is only one road that connects Fairfield to Suisun in the portion where the railroad tracks exist.

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