Glendale and Los Angeles County transportation officials have agreed to limit one of Metrolink's most dangerous railroad crossings to one-way traffic, a step meant to increase safety there. But the move won't, by itself, be enough to prevent train engineers from sounding their horns in the San Fernando Corridor.
Years in the making, the proposal to limit the Doran Street crossing to westbound traffic across the Los Angeles border must still go through several layers of approval before becoming reality.
It also may be a temporary fix, with a bridge estimated to cost $35 million expected to take its place. The bridge is the safest option if the crossing remains open, said Glendale Transportation and Safety Administrator Jano Baghdanian.
Glendale officials had hoped to completely shut the crossing, adjacent to the Ventura (134) Freeway overpass, as it upgraded four others in the corridor, but the crossing is one of the only access points to several industrial buildings along the city's border.