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John Jobson was hit and died from his injuries by a highspeed Via Rail train at the Pratt Siding Rd. crossing in the Municipality of Southwest Middlesex. This is the 2nd fatality at this crossing where there are 2 tracks and 2 trains passing each other.
This line is owned by CN. Another track owned by CP just a few km north on the same road has no signs and high speed freight trains blow throught this track daily. We need safer railway crossings in Rural Ontario. CN and CP railway companies, Transport Canada and the Municipalities need to but Automatic Warning Devices (AWD) such as Flashing lights, Bells and Control Gates at all crossings especially in Rural Ontario. Share this link and pass this on to your friends and family as we don't know who will be the next fatality. When we know better, we do better!
Automatic Warning Devices AWD such as flashing lights, control gates and bells are needed at the Pratt Siding Road and Old Airport Road Crossing because they have 2 tracks where trains pass one another.
In Transport Canada's draft of Technical Standards and Inspection, Testing and Maintenance Requirements they recommend under section 12 GATES c) that Where Grade crossing warning systems are installed, they shall include gates if there are two or more tracks where trains may be passing one another.
We, the undersigned, are concerned citizens who urge Mayor Doug Reycraft of Southwest Middlesex, to act now to install Automatic Warning Devices AWD such as flashing lights, control gates and bells at crossings in Southwest Middlesex.
We want safer railway crossings in our municipality. In particular the Pratt Siding crossing has had 2 deaths and is unsafe. It has 2 tracks where trains pass each other. Gates are required.
The Safe Railway Crossings in Southwest Middlesex, ON petition to Mayor of Southwest Middlesex Doug Reycraft was written by Sharon Jobson and is in the category City & Town Planning at GoPetition.