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Date: 09/20/22 17:20
Some lights fixed after Elyria residents bring up safety concerns
Author: GenePoon

Some lights fixed after Elyria residents bring up safety concerns at Amtrak station 

By Aria Janel

Published: Sep. 19, 2022 at 1:46 PM PDT 

LORAIN COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO) - Elyria residents are finally seeing results after calling the 19 News Troubleshooter for help.

Earl Gregory reached out to the 19 News Troubleshooter Team in early September, because the lights at the Amtrak station had been out since June.“People just can’t find their way up here from the parking lot “ said Gregory   “I saw a guy fall the other night”.

Concerned for the safety of others, Gregory called Amtrak and the city of Elyria, before calling 19 News, hoping to get the problem fixed.“That’s been three weeks ago now, and I still haven’t heard from them,” said Gregory.  He and his neighbor Dean Shook started carrying flashlights  .“We’re both like volunteer station keepers at night,” said Shook. “If it’s dark here, no one can really see where they’re going, they could trip and fall into a train.”

19 News called Amtrak and we were told they were looking into the situation and would be getting back with us soon.A couple of weeks later 2 of the lights on the right side of the station were fixed, but the left side was still in the dark.   Our team contacted Amtrak again, to see why there was only a partial fix, we received this statement.

“The lighting for much of the platform and the parking area have been repaired. Some forestry work is being done to clear the power lines to reach more of the lighting for repair. It will be done as soon as possible. In the meantime, our trains are using the portion of the platform which is already well-lit.”- Marc Magliari, Amtrak

https://www.cleveland19.com/2022/09/19/some-lights-fixed-after-elyria-residents-bring-up-safety-concerns-amtrak-station/



Since these are long distance trains, Stephen Gardner could order the consists be reduced to fit the shortened section of the platform that is illuminated.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/20/22 17:22 by GenePoon.



Date: 09/20/22 17:38
Re: Some lights fixed after Elyria residents bring up safety conc
Author: cutboy1958

Quite  a  few  CARDINAL  cities in West  Virginia  could  use  an  advocat  such as  this!!Well done.  Now  mayve  we  will  see if  the  west stairway  at  Kansas  City  can be  repaired. Been  closed  6  years!! 



Date: 09/20/22 19:23
Re: Some lights fixed after Elyria residents bring up safety conc
Author: MEKoch

Investigation journalists needed in Elyria: NYC station was rehabbed by city but not used because no good access to track level. NS not cooperating. Now NYC station is an event center funded by the city. This whole situation smells.

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Date: 09/21/22 08:58
Re: Some lights fixed after Elyria residents bring up safety conc
Author: CPMorris

Yes, only Amtrak would "look into the situation" of burned-out light bulbs.
John Mica was/is right - " A Soviet-style railroad."



Date: 09/21/22 13:55
Re: Some lights fixed after Elyria residents bring up safety conc
Author: irhoghead

They are still trying to figure out where Elyria, Ohio is. They can't find it on their NEC map.



Date: 09/21/22 17:35
Re: Some lights fixed after Elyria residents bring up safety conc
Author: TAW

irhoghead Wrote:
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> They are still trying to figure out where Elyria,
> Ohio is. They can't find it on their NEC map.

Actually...where Ohio is.

TAW



Date: 09/21/22 20:27
Re: Some lights fixed after Elyria residents bring up safety conc
Author: Drknow

TAW Wrote:
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> irhoghead Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > They are still trying to figure out where
> Elyria,
> > Ohio is. They can't find it on their NEC map.
>
> Actually...where Ohio is.
>
> TAW

Careful guys, you’ll be branded as heretics…

Regards

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