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Morning ACE train fatally strikes construction worker in Tracy

Original post made on Jun 10, 2021

A San Jose-bound Altamont Corridor Express train on its way toward the Tri-Valley struck and killed a construction worker Wednesday morning in Tracy.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 11:49 AM

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Posted by Judd
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Jun 10, 2021 at 10:22 am

Judd is a registered user.

Prior to the pandemic, I used to ride ACE on a daily basis and train strikes were not uncommon. Either an ACE train was involved or another train up the line was involved, which caused ACE train delays. In my experience these incidents don’t always make it into the local news, because they happened elsewhere along the line.

Here’s my comment:
I would be interested in seeing some statistics published concerning these incidents as part of stories of this nature, because it *felt* like it was happening a lot and I’d like to get some perspective of the frequency, emotional impact to train engineers and any efforts to improve safety.

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