The Herald of Everett, Washington
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up | Manage  Green editions icon Green editions

Calendar


HeraldNet Headlines
HeraldNet Newsletter Delivered to your inbox each week.
Published: Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 12:01 a.m.

Underpass in Everett closed to pedestrians

EVERETT — BNSF Railway Co. has closed the Bond Street underpass to pedestrian traffic.
The underpass has been closed to vehicles for more than a year, but pedestrians have been using the tunnel to reach the short trail on Port of Everett property that leads to a small waterfront park.
The railway has been installing a chain-link fence at the underpass to keep people from crossing the tracks on port property.
BNSF public affairs director Gus Melonas said it was partly due to public safety — five people have been hit by trains this year in Washington — and partly to address noise complaints by nearby neighbors.
The crossing gate activates with bells whenever a train is in the area, even if the trains are holding position before entering the port sidings, Melonas said.
Pedestrians are still able to access the trail across the Everett Avenue overpass about three blocks to the north.
Story tags » EverettRailroadPort of Everett

Share your comments: Log in using your HeraldNet account or your Facebook, Twitter or Disqus profile. Comments that violate the rules are subject to removal. Please see our terms of use. Please note that you must verify your email address for your comments to appear.

You are logged in using your HeraldNet ID. Click here to update your profile. | Log out.

Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.

comments powered by Disqus
digital subscription promo

Subscribe now

Unlimited digital access starting at 99 cents, or included with any print subscription.

loading...