Ottawa, ONT: VIA Rail posts staff at troublesome crossings

9 Apr

VIA Rail has posted staff on a 24/7 basis to monitor the operation of the level crossing controls at three level crossings near the Fallowfield railway station in Ottawa. The level crossings of concern are those on Fallowfield Road, Woodroffe Avenue and the OC Transpo Transitway at which a fatal collision with a bus occurred in September 2013.

Ottawa’s Mayor, Jim Watson, has said that the crossing equipment has failed to operate correctly on at least eight occasions in the last three months.

VIA Rail staff will in addition to monitoring the operation of the level crossing controls and also take necessary measures to ensure public safety and effect repairs as required.

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