Witnesses told Burbank police that the man appeared to step in front of Metrolink 110 as it prepared to stop.
Ismael Rodriguez of Santa Ana said he has been riding the train to downtown Burbank for more than a year from his job near Wilshire Boulevard and La Brea Avenue in L.A.
“It happens all the time,” Rodriguez, 28, said of the risky crossings. “It's not anything I do, but it happens.”
One of his suggestions to Metrolink and Burbank officials, Dyson said, was about rewiring the bell and light system so it doesn't turn off when the train has stopped. There are also no arms at the platform crossing.