April 15, 2024
An Amtrak Pacific Surfliner at a avenue crossing in Del Mar. Courtesy of the LOSSAN company

The Los Angeles – San Diego – San Luis Obispo Rail Hall Company launched a railroad security initiative this month to forestall pedestrian and automobile collisions alongside the Amtrak hall in Southern California.

The company stated areas focused within the marketing campaign are close to practice stations in Solana Seaside, Oceanside, Fullerton, Los Angeles, Carpinteria and Santa Barbara.

“Rail security is a crucial precedence for our company,” stated Jewel Edson, chair of the company’s board of administrators. “With Operation Secure Surfs, we’re not solely increasing rail security, but additionally offering assist to our most susceptible populations.”

“We’re assured that this initiative will save lives and make a significant distinction for our communities,” she stated.

The company stated deaths and accidents alongside the tracks sometimes contain unauthorized monitor crossings for seaside entry, encampments of unhoused people near the tracks, and other people with psychological well being challenges. 

The security program consists of:

  • Rail security commercials displayed on internet-connected televisions and streaming platforms
  • Geofenced security messaging distributed by way of mobile phone promoting in areas thought of incident hotspots
  • Set up of signage alongside high-risk sections of the railroad with suicide prevention data
  • Engagement of volunteer teams to offer outreach to people experiencing homelessness in proximity to the tracks

“Operation Secure Surfs” coincides with nationwide Rail Security Month in September.