TriMet News: Weekend work puts TriMet’s WES Commuter Rail on track toward major safety milestone

TriMet and Portland & Western Railroad are completing final upgrades and testing for a federally-mandated safety system called Positive Train Control (PTC) along the WES Commuter Rail corridor. As part of the project, crews will need to test railroad equipment during overnight hours Friday night, Dec. 7 through Monday morning, Dec. 10. That will require activation of the crossing safety lights, bells and arms at times. On Sunday night, it will also require trains to travel along the tracks and sound their horns at crossings, even in quiet zones. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank neighbors for their patience as we work to make our already safe railroad operations even safer for those onboard and nearby. More.