Wheaton, IL: Another train warnings activated

28 Jan

Union Pacific Railroad (UP) has commissioned the Another Train Warning System (ATWS) at the Wheaton Metra station on the West (former C&NW) Line in Chicago-land. The system will join those already in place at Maywood, Melrose Park, Elmhurst, Villa Park, Glen Ellyn, College Avenue, Winfield and Geneva stations. Using audible and visual warnings the system warns pedestrians and station users of the presence of additional trains when one is stopped in the station.

The ATWS complements new paths that channel pedestrians to gated crossings and more between tracks fencing to discourage crossing other than recognised pedestrian crossings.

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