Braid: Calgary LRT's darkest day shows chronic danger of level crossings

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By Don Braid, Calgary Herald, October 16, 2018

The thought of it makes us gasp in anguish — a little six-year-old girl, panicked by sudden lights and bells in front of her, turns back into the path of a CTrain and is killed.

(...)Every time these accidents happen, the focus should fall on politicians and experts who built the LRT, and to this day keep adding these often confusing and dangerous level crossings.

(...)“There’s more and more people crossing. But they continue to put these level crossings in, for the simple reason that it saves money.

“We all understand that if you put it underground, or raise the station, it costs more money. But what is the value of all these lives?

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