Opinion

Reported railroad crossing delays, 2005-2008

The City of Merced has had 229 railroad crossing delays since it began collecting reports on its Web site in 2005.

Residents may report delays here: http://www.cityofmerced.org/applications/rr_crossing_delays/

 



 

Railroad Crossing Delays

Total Delays

Total Time

229

2505 minutes

 

Railroad & Cross Street
Number of Delays
Type of Delay

   

Santa Fe & Canal Street

36

Crossing Arm Malfunction

   

Santa Fe & Canal Street

4

Train

   

Union Pacific & Canal Street

1

Crossing Arm Malfunction

   

Union Pacific & Canal Street

1

Train

   

Santa Fe & G Street

6

Crossing Arm Malfunction

   

Santa Fe & G Street

2

Train

   

Santa Fe & G Street

63

Train

   

Santa Fe & G Street

1

Train

   

Santa Fe & G Street

1

Train

   

Union Pacific & G Street

1

Train

   

Union Pacific & G Street

4

Train

   

Santa Fe & Glen Avenue

2

Crossing Arm Malfunction

   

Santa Fe & Glen Avenue

1

Train

   

Santa Fe & Glen Avenue

27

Train

   

Santa Fe & Glen Avenue

1

Train

   

Santa Fe & K Street

1

Train

   

Santa Fe & M Street

8

Crossing Arm Malfunction

   

Santa Fe & M Street

1

Crossing Arm Malfunction

   

Santa Fe & M Street

16

Train

   

Union Pacific & M Street

3

Crossing Arm Malfunction

   

Union Pacific & M Street

3

Train

   

Union Pacific & M Street

1

Train

   

Union Pacific & Martin Luther King

1

Crossing Arm Malfunction

   

Union Pacific & Martin Luther King

5

Train

   

Santa Fe & North Hwy 59

2

Crossing Arm Malfunction

   

Santa Fe & North Hwy 59

4

Train

   

Union Pacific & North Hwy 59

1

Crossing Arm Malfunction

   

Union Pacific & North Hwy 59

1

Train

   

Union Pacific & O Street

2

Crossing Arm Malfunction

   

Santa Fe & R Street

7

Crossing Arm Malfunction

   

Santa Fe & R Street

8

Train

   

Santa Fe & R Street

2

Train

   

Union Pacific & R Street

4

Train

   

Union Pacific & V Street

1

Crossing Arm Malfunction

   

Union Pacific & V Street

7

Train

   

 

    

Detailed Information
Below is the detailed information regarding the 229 reported delays that are contained in this report.


 

Date Entered

Date Occurred

Type of Delay

Length of Delay

Rail Line

Cross Street

 

Additional Comments

   2005-08-17 17:52:35.02005-08-17 01:00:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction5 minutesSanta FeCanal Street   None  2005-08-18 06:28:06.02005-08-17 01:00:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction5 minutesSanta FeM Street   None  2005-08-18 06:28:19.02005-08-18 01:00:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction5 minutesUnion PacificM Street   None  2005-08-18 16:21:37.02005-08-18 08:00:00.0Train5 minutesSanta FeNorth Hwy 59   None  2005-08-19 13:02:50.02005-08-19 11:00:00.0Train5 minutesUnion PacificM Street   Council Member Michele Gabriault-Acosta called to say that the train was blocking M Street and that trains were passing each other. She did not say how long the track had been blocked - only that it was blocked at that time and traffic was backed up.  2005-08-22 07:33:31.02005-08-18 09:53:00.0Train10 minutesSanta FeGlen Avenue   None  2005-08-23 11:13:44.02005-08-20 09:00:00.0Train10 minutesSanta FeM Street   Mayor Walsh reported this  2005-08-23 11:14:50.02005-08-21 20:10:00.0Train10 minutesSanta FeM Street   Mayor Walsh reported this  2005-08-31 16:23:16.02005-08-31 16:22:00.0Train15 minutesSanta FeG Street   Called in by Council Member Michele Gabriault-Acosta. Said traffic was backed up past the G Street bridge.  2005-09-01 16:32:48.02005-09-01 11:25:00.0Train10 minutesSanta FeG Street   Trains hold up traffic on a daily basis. which makes getting to work feel more like an obstacle course. They basically park on the tracks for indefinite periods of time, blocking G street and Glenn Avenue. This happens on a regular basis and most often during the busiest commuter times i.e. between 7:30 and 8:15 am, at lunch time and in the evenings between 4:30 and 5:30pm. I do not understand why the trains need to stop and block main roadways daily, rather than stop in areas that are not right in the middle of town. It's extremely frustrating!

Thank you.

 2005-09-03 20:17:35.02005-09-03 16:50:00.0Train10 minutesUnion PacificMartin Luther King   None  2005-09-05 12:14:40.02005-09-05 11:55:00.0Train15 minutesSanta FeGlen Avenue   Something has to be done about the train delays. That something is going to have to be an underpass!  2005-09-06 09:30:16.02005-09-03 12:55:00.0Train15 minutesSanta FeGlen Avenue   Dwight Amey left voice mail on Saturday, September 3, stating that traffic was backed up at Glen Avenue and cars were turning around. He said the time was 12:55 pm.  2005-09-06 12:55:25.02005-09-06 08:50:00.0Train20 minutesSanta FeGlen Avenue   None  2005-09-06 13:09:20.02005-09-06 12:59:00.0Train5 minutesSanta FeG Street   None  2005-09-07 14:16:58.02005-09-07 08:55:00.0Train5 minutesSanta FeG Street   None  2005-09-13 08:27:40.02005-09-13 08:27:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction5 minutesSanta FeCanal Street   just testing. this is a test by jesse kilgore.  2005-09-13 11:49:01.02005-09-13 11:10:00.0Train20 minutesSanta FeG Street   The cargo train was moving very slowly and then just stopped for 15 minutes, blocking traffic on both sides of G Street.  2005-09-20 11:08:11.02005-09-20 11:00:00.0Train5 minutesSanta FeG Street   None  2005-09-20 11:55:56.02005-09-20 11:50:00.0Train10 minutesSanta FeM Street   Council Member Gabriaiult-Acosta called to say that traffic was backed up and she had been stopped for at least 5 minutes.  2005-09-20 19:04:45.02005-09-20 17:05:00.0Train5 minutesSanta FeCanal Street   None  2005-09-21 10:26:33.02005-09-20 17:00:00.0Train15 minutesSanta FeR Street   It was the train that runs by Applegate Zoo.  2005-09-21 14:35:08.02005-09-20 17:10:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction10 minutesSanta FeM Street   From Council member Spriggs - ghost signal, bad traffic back-up at rush hour with ambulance trying to cross tracks....  2005-09-23 13:30:15.02005-09-23 13:29:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction10 minutesSanta FeGlen Avenue   Dwight Amey called to say that traffic was backed up for 6 minutes and cars were turning around and leaving.  2005-09-24 21:42:10.02005-09-24 21:41:00.0Train60 minutesUnion PacificV Street   None  2005-09-27 08:05:15.02005-09-24 22:00:00.0Train15 minutesUnion PacificV Street   None  2005-10-03 13:14:05.02005-09-24 09:20:00.0Train30 minutesSanta FeR Street   Traffic was blocked from V st to G st. Reported by Council member Acosta  2005-10-03 13:27:46.02005-08-10 15:47:00.0Train15 minutesSanta FeG Street   Council Member Acosta SB train blocking Gst. Traffic backed up south of 21st street  2005-10-03 13:36:10.02005-07-18 16:45:00.0Train5 minutesSanta FeGlen Avenue   Council member Spriggs reported train blocking Glen Av train was traveling NB  2005-10-04 22:31:07.02005-10-04 22:31:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction5 minutesSanta FeCanal Street   None  2005-10-04 22:31:26.02005-10-04 22:31:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction5 minutesSanta FeCanal Street   None  2005-10-04 22:36:24.02005-10-04 22:31:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction5 minutesSanta FeCanal Street   None  2005-10-04 22:39:39.02005-10-04 22:39:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction5 minutesSanta FeCanal Street   None  2005-10-05 08:01:37.02005-10-05 08:01:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction5 minutesSanta FeCanal Street   None  2005-10-05 08:29:12.02005-10-05 08:29:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction5 minutesSanta FeCanal Street   test  2005-10-06 08:23:19.02005-10-04 08:54:00.0Train5 minutesSanta FeGlen Avenue   The City Clerk's office received a phone call from a gentleman (did not get name) reporting a train blocking the tracks at Glen and Santa Fe. The message did not say how long the tracks were blocked.  2005-10-06 08:25:02.02005-10-06 07:47:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction5 minutesSanta FeR Street   The stupid Train made me late for work again!!!  2005-10-06 08:25:22.02005-10-06 07:37:00.0Train30 minutesSanta FeGlen Avenue   Dwight Amey called to report a train blocking the tracks at Glen and Santa Fe during morning rush hour traffic. Cars were turning around and leaving.  2005-10-06 08:26:20.02005-10-06 07:40:00.0Train30 minutesSanta FeG Street   It is absolutely insane that we have one train, much less to say the 2 trains, intersecting our city during rush hours. Every day between 7:30 and 8:00, 11:45 - 12:15, 12:45 - 1:15 and around 5:00 we have trains shutting down our city. Why is that???????? This morning traffic was so screwed up I had to travel from G to 140 to Santa Fe to Bear Creek back to G to get around a train that was dead stopped in the middle of town in the middle of morning commute!!!!!! How nuts is that!!!!!! The entire city was in gridlock.

There are 500 miles or more of train tracks in this state, much of which is across vacant ag land. Why these trains can not be scheduled to be elsewhere during out commute time is absolutely beyond me!!!!!!

 2005-10-06 08:27:20.02005-10-06 08:10:00.0Train30 minutesSanta FeG Street   The City Manager's office received a phone call from Tim Kolb at 8:10 am reporting a train blocking all the tracks on Santa Fe. He said he had to go all the way to the Bradley Overpass to cross and get to work on time. He was very upset!  2005-10-07 08:08:57.02005-10-06 07:35:00.0Train5 minutesSanta FeG Street   Train again stopped on tracks for over 15 min  2005-10-18 10:36:06.02005-10-16 10:45:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction15 minutesSanta FeR Street   None  2005-10-18 10:38:04.02005-10-12 14:10:00.0Train45 minutesSanta FeG Street   None  2005-10-25 15:05:17.02005-10-24 18:25:00.0Train5 minutesUnion PacificG Street   None  2005-11-02 14:40:54.02005-01-31 18:50:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction5 minutesSanta FeM Street   enroute to a road rage incident 2005-4542  2005-11-02 14:45:40.02005-02-03 01:02:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction5 minutesUnion PacificMartin Luther King   Arms down at MLK,M,O,R, and V st  2005-11-02 14:54:47.02005-11-02 14:46:00.0Train5 minutesSanta FeR Street   415 verbal call 2005-6967  2005-11-02 15:59:22.02005-02-18 10:55:00.0Train5 minutesSanta FeGlen Avenue   unknow exact location not documented in call 2005-7322 officer enroute to 5150 call  2005-11-17 08:56:51.02005-02-28 09:22:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction5 minutesSanta FeR Street   per pd unit unknown if enroute to call  2005-11-17 09:00:54.02005-02-28 11:19:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction2 minutesUnion PacificO Street   o/16th broken arm  2005-11-17 09:04:10.02005-03-11 18:16:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction5 minutesSanta FeM Street   None  2005-11-17 09:05:38.02005-03-12 10:11:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction2 minutesUnion PacificV Street   arm broken off  2005-11-17 09:06:55.02005-03-22 13:29:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction2 minutesSanta FeR Street   arms going up and down per pd  2005-11-17 09:10:49.02005-04-15 12:20:00.0Train4 minutesSanta FeR Street   male subject walking in and out of traffic was almost hit inc/16911  2005-11-17 09:13:00.02005-05-05 13:17:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction2 minutesUnion PacificO Street   per pd unit arms down no train  2005-11-17 09:14:43.02005-05-05 23:35:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction5 minutesSanta FeM Street   per pd unit arms down crossing m/n/o streets no train  2005-11-17 09:18:15.02005-05-06 09:35:00.0Train2 minutesUnion PacificM Street   pd unit enroute to assist cps with child mother would not give child to cps inc/20673  2005-11-17 11:10:43.02005-11-17 07:35:00.0Train15 minutesSanta FeG Street   None  2005-11-17 13:08:55.02005-11-17 12:55:00.0Train8 minutesSanta FeG Street   None  2005-11-22 11:18:09.02005-11-22 11:17:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction2 minutesSanta FeCanal Street   '  2005-11-22 11:18:47.02005-11-22 11:17:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction2 minutesSanta FeCanal Street   *  2005-12-12 09:51:22.02005-12-12 09:30:00.0Train2 minutesSanta FeG Street   Joyce Orock called to say that the train blocked the crossing for at least 13 minutes. The train's number was 2472.  2005-12-14 06:53:50.02005-12-14 06:23:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction10 minutesSanta FeM Street   Most cars were going through in the FOG!  2005-12-14 07:28:59.02005-12-14 06:30:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction60 minutesSanta FeNorth Hwy 59   Crossing guards down from G St. thru N. Highway 59. Santa Fe RR notified. Merced Police Dept. provided Traffic control per chief.  2005-12-14 08:34:03.02005-12-14 07:45:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction20 minutesSanta FeCanal Street   None  2005-12-14 08:34:23.02005-12-14 07:45:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction2 minutesSanta FeM Street   None  2005-12-17 22:38:17.02005-12-14 07:35:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction10 minutesSanta FeM Street   Things like this are ridiculous. FOr something like this to happen right during the morning rush-hour is ridiculous! It wouldn't be so bad if there was another way to get around; ie and over- or underpass....but both "R" and "M" were backed up...and no trains came!  2005-12-19 15:37:20.02005-12-17 13:14:00.0Train15 minutesSanta FeG Street   Very long slow train going South, stopped G St traffic. Apparently there was a "pass" between trains south of Glenn that held this up. Santa fe is not supposed to pass trains in town per their own dispatchers.  2005-12-22 09:48:09.02005-12-20 05:10:00.0Train15 minutesSanta FeGlen Avenue   None  2005-12-22 22:10:14.02005-12-18 09:50:00.0Train10 minutesSanta FeG Street   None  2005-12-25 05:25:30.02005-07-25 05:25:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction2 minutesSanta FeCanal Street   None  2005-12-30 08:22:54.02005-12-30 08:02:00.0Train15 minutesSanta FeG Street   None  2005-12-30 11:34:49.02005-12-30 11:08:00.0Train25 minutesUnion PacificG Street   long train was stopped to let another long train pass  2005-12-31 10:04:47.02005-12-29 14:21:00.0Train15 minutesSanta FeG Street   Train stopped and no train ever passed it. Why do they stop in Merced? To take a nap? And why do they lay on the horn so long at night in Merced? I have lived near the tracks in other Citys and they never were this rude there.  2006-01-03 10:23:10.02006-01-03 10:23:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction2 minutesSanta FeCanal Street   testing  2006-01-03 17:00:46.02005-12-30 08:00:00.0Train30 minutesUnion PacificG Street   None  2006-01-05 16:17:25.02006-01-05 13:02:00.0Train10 minutesSanta FeG Street   Train stopped on tracks then finally slow moving  2006-01-06 17:35:51.02006-01-03 11:32:00.0Train5 minutesSanta FeM Street   traffic was backed up from 21st X M st to Bear Creek X M st  2006-01-06 17:40:59.02006-01-06 08:20:00.0Train10 minutesSanta FeGlen Avenue   1st train came to complete stop, waited for 2nd train to pass, then waited somemore. 1st train was on the track for about 20 minutes  2006-01-10 08:19:04.02006-01-10 08:00:00.0Train8 minutesSanta FeG Street   None  2006-01-19 08:32:12.02006-01-19 08:06:00.0Train3 minutesSanta FeG Street   None  2006-01-22 12:33:40.02006-01-20 17:00:00.0Train20 minutesSanta FeM Street   NB train had used the slider tracks in town. The south bound train was extemely long (appx 10 mins). The crossing arms went up letting 3 cars pass over tracks before the arms came back down due to NB train engine #4439 to pull over on main track and continue on it's way. NB traffic was backed up from tracks to 21st street. SB traffic was backed up from tracks to Bear Creek Bridge. IF NB train had used the slider outside of town we would not have had traffic at a standstill.  2006-02-03 01:30:20.02006-02-02 08:00:00.0Train5 minutesSanta FeGlen Avenue   trying to grt to school and work, Southbound G St was backed up to Park Ave. Tried to get around by going to Glen, but had to wait there also...  2006-02-08 22:54:36.02006-02-07 17:30:00.0Train9 minutesSanta FeGlen Avenue   None  2006-02-14 08:31:33.02006-02-10 17:39:00.0Train30 minutesSanta FeGlen Avenue   Traffic was stopped on Glen and G Street on a Friday evening at a time when traffic was already bad. We tried to take an alternate route by crossing at the Bradley Overpass, but traffic there was snarled as well. Eventually, we were able to cross on Canal, but that was after waiting 30 minutes.  2006-02-14 10:38:19.02006-02-10 18:00:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction40 minutesSanta FeG Street   the trains just stopped...for almost 50 minutes  2006-02-15 08:34:35.02006-02-14 14:19:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction2 minutesSanta FeGlen Avenue   Council Member Bill Spriggs called in to say that the crossing arms at Glen Avenue and also at G Street were malfunctioning (this call came in on the 14th, but I was not here to submit it until today, Feb. 15.).  2006-02-15 08:46:42.02006-02-14 18:20:00.0Train15 minutesSanta FeG Street   2 OPPOSING TRAINS PASSING EACH OTHER HELD UP TRAFFIC FOR AT LEAST 12-15 MINUTES. THIS IS A REGULAR OCCURANCE IN MERCED, AND THE EPA IS WORRIED ABOUT AIR POLLUTION... TRAFFIC WAS BACKED UP FROM SANTA FE TO MAIN STREET. WHY CANT THE RR PASS THEIR TRAINS OUTSIDE OF TOWN?  2006-02-15 09:08:15.02006-02-15 08:20:00.0Train15 minutesSanta FeM Street   Phil Carlsgaard reported that he was about 2 blocks back from the BNSF tracks at M Street and traffic was as far back as he coud see, well past Bear Creek. Afater the gate lifted, he said the traffic was backed up to Main Street.  2006-02-17 11:55:27.02006-02-17 11:54:00.0Train2 minutesSanta FeGlen Avenue   Council Member Spriggs called to say that the tracks were blocked by a parked train.  2006-02-27 08:36:18.02006-02-23 21:25:00.0Train2 minutesSanta FeG Street   Hub Walsh called to say that the tracks were blocked because of trains switching.  2006-02-27 13:03:39.02006-02-27 12:30:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction2 minutesUnion PacificNorth Hwy 59   Crossing arms down for approx. 45 minutes. No train. Evelyn Aaroyo called.  2006-02-27 14:35:09.02006-02-27 00:35:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction20 minutesSanta FeNorth Hwy 59   No train, arms down for 45 minutes.  2006-03-06 15:57:03.02006-06-28 15:56:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction2 minutesSanta FeCanal Street   None  2006-03-10 16:13:22.02006-03-10 07:15:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction20 minutesUnion PacificM Street   Thanks to the kind Policeman for getting out of his car and raising the gate so we could finally get through.  2006-03-23 16:03:31.02006-03-23 16:03:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction2 minutesSanta FeCanal Street   None  2006-03-24 10:43:52.02006-03-22 16:00:00.0Train20 minutesSanta FeR Street   Marie Moschito  2006-04-06 13:45:50.02006-04-04 07:33:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction15 minutesSanta FeG Street   A very long train passed after a period of minutes, only the south crrossing arm goes up. Allowing traffic to pass shortly after going back down. The Amtrak train passes through once again the southern crossing arm goes up allowing traffic to pass.The Northern crossing arm still down delaying traffic. Drivers began to go around the crossing arm. What an inconveinience. One elementary and one middle starting time is when this Train tranfers time begins. What an inconvenience it makes the students late with unnecessary detentions given out, not only making employees late for jobs. Can the rail line choose an alternate time on weekdays???  2006-04-11 15:46:19.02006-04-11 15:46:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction2 minutesSanta FeCanal Street   None  2006-04-20 13:43:05.02006-04-20 13:30:00.0Train15 minutesSanta FeG Street   Train stopped one train car long of G Street and held up traffic for more than 15 minutes awaiting a passing train.  2006-05-16 14:16:27.02006-06-28 14:16:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction2 minutesSanta FeCanal Street   None  2006-06-05 13:14:09.02006-06-05 07:40:00.0Train15 minutesSanta FeG Street   If one train leaves a northern California depot and another leaves a southern California depot how fast would each have to travel in order to F up commute traffic in Merced, CA by arriving in Merced at the same time during the morning rush hour?

Why does this keep happening?

 2006-06-22 12:51:34.02006-06-22 13:00:00.0Train15 minutesSanta FeG Street   None  2006-07-24 11:54:35.02006-07-24 08:10:00.0Train10 minutesUnion PacificR Street   None  2006-07-27 09:14:46.02006-07-27 07:45:00.0Train30 minutesSanta FeG Street   email response with photo of ambulance going code 3 with lights on and was blocked by train for 30 minutes between 7:45 - 8:15. entered by Dillsaver email was also sent to city council.  2006-07-28 08:56:22.02006-07-26 07:45:00.0Train30 minutesSanta FeG Street   -----Original Message-----

From: Don Proietti

Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 4:43 PM

To: Schechter, Jeanne

Subject: FW: BNSF Train Blocks Traffic at G Street

Jeanne, FYI on email I sent today to Council. Don.

Donald J. Proietti

Attorney at Law

From: Don Proietti

Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 4:39 PM

To: 'citycouncil@cityofmerced.org'; 'Crookhamdist2@merced.ca.us'

Subject: BNSF Train Blocks Traffic at G Street

This morning, July 26, 2006, from about 7:45 am to 8:15 am a BNSF freight train blocked traffic on G Street. Aside from the extraordinary early am rush traffic delay, and usual motorist frustration, (backing up, turns in all directions, etc...) the most disturbing fact was watching a RAS ambulance with siren activated and lights flashing trying to rush someone to the hospital, finding its path blocked and eventually trying to find another route to the hospital. The photo (view with ambulance Southbound G Street) attached will help you appreciate the problem, if you haven't already experienced it yourself. Thank you for doing what you can to reduce this problem.

Donald J. Proietti

 2006-08-02 22:57:53.02006-08-01 19:31:00.0Train10 minutesSanta FeR Street   it will be nice to get a railroad underpass or overpass thank you  2006-08-05 21:05:28.02006-08-03 13:05:00.0Train10 minutesSanta FeG Street   I tried to turn right onto G street from W 21st, but the traffic was backed up, so I had to go to Glen and turn left. As soon as I got there, the crossing arms went down again for an amtrak train. It took me 20 minutes to get home for lunch from G and 20th  2006-08-06 20:24:43.02006-08-06 05:55:00.0Train3 minutesUnion PacificV Street   None  2006-08-08 18:29:50.02006-08-07 10:17:00.0Train5 minutesUnion PacificM Street   None  2006-08-14 07:21:21.02006-08-14 07:21:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction2 minutesSanta FeCanal Street   None  2006-08-16 13:59:15.02006-08-16 13:35:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction15 minutesSanta FeR Street   R Street, M Street and Canal Street at BNSF - arms down, no train. vehicles crossing tracks with arms down due to length of time. Council Spriggs reported  2006-08-16 16:09:54.02006-07-26 07:50:00.0Train15 minutesSanta FeG Street   I'm not 100% it was Santa Fe. In any case, I almost missed my Dr. appt. near the hospital when I should have been 15 minutes early. I'm glad this issue is finally being addressed. As the railroad reps have said, "We can't be expected to adjust our schedule for every po-dunk town we go through".  2006-08-17 08:39:48.02006-08-17 08:39:00.0Train5 minutesSanta FeG Street   None  2006-08-17 20:11:53.02006-08-16 07:10:00.0Train20 minutesSanta FeGlen Avenue   Went around tracks using Bradley Overhead, as train was stopped and blocking intersection of Glen and Santa Fe.  2006-08-21 09:00:56.02006-08-21 08:20:00.0Train4 minutesSanta FeM Street   Two trains moving in opposite directions slowly.  2006-08-21 09:06:24.02006-08-21 07:44:00.0Train10 minutesUnion PacificCanal Street   When will the trains stop passing each other in town and stopping, blocking almost all routes across town.  2006-08-21 12:27:41.02006-08-21 07:50:00.0Train9 minutesSanta FeK Street   The actual delay was closer to 15mins but somehow it won't register on your website. Also, it occurred on 8/21/06.  2006-08-23 23:09:11.02006-08-22 22:10:00.0Train15 minutesSanta FeG Street   None  2006-08-23 23:11:11.02006-08-23 22:02:00.0Train20 minutesSanta FeG Street   Train just stopped for 20 mins, then pulled out. No other train in the area.  2006-08-24 10:21:34.02006-08-24 10:00:00.0Train20 minutesSanta FeGlen Avenue   Per Mayor Wooten - BNSF slow pass then stop for passing train at Glen - 8 min slow plus 9 min stop - total 17 mins  2006-08-24 12:34:11.02006-08-24 07:44:00.0Train7 minutesSanta FeCanal Street   Why do trains have to lay on their horns for long periods of time at 3:00 am? Are there no noise ordinances?  2006-08-27 14:52:11.02006-08-24 13:12:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction2 minutesSanta FeG Street   The crossing arms were down for over 10 mins not only at G street but Martin Luther Kings also.  2006-08-28 10:48:33.02006-08-28 10:00:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction8 minutesSanta FeR Street   Gates down but no train.

Wait may have been longer than 8 minutes, I left the crossing and went over M Street crossing.

 2006-08-28 16:15:45.02006-08-27 15:30:00.0Train5 minutesSanta FeM Street   None  2006-08-29 15:49:10.02006-08-29 15:48:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction2 minutesSanta FeCanal Street   None  2006-08-31 14:02:55.02006-08-31 14:01:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction2 minutesSanta FeCanal Street   one freight train westbound moved at a snails pace. Eventually a freight train eastbound arrived and move just as slow, yet neighter of them stopped for any time period  2006-08-31 14:03:53.02006-08-31 17:06:00.0Train20 minutesSanta FeGlen Avenue   one freight train westbound moved at a snails pace. Eventually a freight train eastbound arrived and move just as slow, yet neighter of them stopped for any time period  2006-08-31 14:04:17.02006-08-31 17:06:00.0Train6 minutesSanta FeGlen Avenue   one freight train westbound moved at a snails pace. Eventually a freight train eastbound arrived and move just as slow, yet neighter of them stopped for any time period  2006-09-05 09:44:09.02006-09-01 18:02:00.0Train5 minutesSanta FeR Street   None  2006-09-05 09:44:52.02006-09-05 08:30:00.0Train4 minutesUnion PacificM Street   None  2006-09-05 15:29:18.02006-09-05 08:00:00.0Train15 minutesSanta FeG Street   None  2006-09-06 13:20:55.02006-09-01 12:14:00.0Train10 minutesSanta FeG Street   I was on my lunch which is 30 minutes long, and the train delay made me 15 minutes late.  2006-09-06 13:37:29.02006-09-06 13:00:00.0Train15 minutesSanta FeG Street   It took me 20 minutes to get home for lunch! Traffic was backed up past Alexander going south on G  2006-09-07 14:24:03.02006-09-07 14:08:00.0Train15 minutesSanta FeG Street   Two trains passing  2006-09-10 03:21:28.02006-09-10 03:03:00.0Train3 minutesSanta FeG Street   Had A Burglary in progress and Had Two Officers delayed by a long slow moving train.  2006-09-10 16:18:35.02006-09-10 16:18:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction2 minutesSanta FeCanal Street   None  2006-09-10 16:18:52.02006-09-10 16:18:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction2 minutesSanta FeCanal Street   None  2006-09-10 16:19:15.02006-09-10 16:18:00.0Train2 minutesUnion PacificMartin Luther King   None  2006-09-10 16:19:25.02006-09-10 16:18:00.0Train45 minutesUnion PacificMartin Luther King   None  2006-09-11 10:44:51.02006-09-11 07:44:00.0Train10 minutesSanta FeG Street   None  2006-09-14 13:59:42.02006-09-14 07:44:00.0Train10 minutesSanta FeG Street   None  2006-09-15 22:46:40.02006-09-15 18:53:00.0Train3 minutesSanta FeG Street   None  2006-09-17 03:59:03.02006-09-16 21:45:00.0Train6 minutesUnion PacificV Street   None  2006-09-17 04:00:11.02006-09-16 21:55:00.0Train4 minutesSanta FeM Street   None  2006-09-19 15:39:15.02006-09-19 15:26:00.0Train7 minutesSanta FeGlen Avenue   None  2006-09-21 08:04:05.02006-09-17 10:33:00.0Train7 minutesSanta FeGlen Avenue   None  2006-09-22 19:44:00.02006-09-22 19:43:00.0Train9 minutesSanta FeG Street   None  2006-09-23 13:39:36.02006-09-22 19:10:00.0Train10 minutesSanta FeGlen Avenue   None  2006-09-26 21:46:38.02006-09-15 17:45:00.0Train10 minutesSanta FeGlen Avenue   None  2006-09-27 20:27:43.02006-09-27 20:27:00.0Train5 minutesSanta FeG Street   None  2006-09-27 20:28:23.02006-09-27 15:10:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction15 minutesSanta FeG Street   None  2006-09-27 20:28:31.02006-09-27 15:10:00.0Train15 minutesSanta FeG Street   None  2006-09-28 18:04:22.02006-09-28 18:04:00.0Train8 minutesSanta FeG Street   None  2006-09-29 09:42:45.02006-09-29 09:10:00.0Train4 minutesSanta FeG Street   None  2006-10-03 08:13:29.02006-10-03 07:20:00.0Train7 minutesSanta FeG Street   None  2006-10-03 08:13:55.02006-10-03 07:29:00.0Train5 minutesSanta FeM Street   None  2006-10-05 06:38:33.02006-10-05 06:38:00.0Train6 minutesSanta FeG Street   None  2006-10-09 08:20:01.02006-10-09 08:10:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction10 minutesSanta FeG Street   None  2006-10-16 09:08:36.02006-10-16 08:26:00.0Train7 minutesUnion PacificV Street   None  2006-10-16 09:09:47.02006-09-06 08:45:00.0Train10 minutesUnion PacificG Street   None  2006-10-16 09:10:22.02006-09-01 00:04:00.0Train15 minutesSanta FeG Street   None  2006-10-17 11:39:42.02006-10-17 11:10:00.0Train10 minutesSanta FeR Street   This train blocked traffic for 10 mins. with North bound traffic backed up to 20th street. While it wasn't stopped on the tracks it was so slow moving I am sure all of the N/S bound traffic on all major crossings were blocked. For the last week this track has had several slow moving/long trains as I live by the tracks and can observe them from home  2006-10-25 18:43:53.02006-10-25 07:30:00.0Train10 minutesSanta FeG Street   The trains need to be stopped away from G street. The backup that occurs often does not clear before another train comes. It is ridiculous. Merced is becoming a very unpleasant city to live in because of these damn trains.  2006-10-27 14:07:42.02006-10-27 07:45:00.0Train6 minutesSanta FeG Street   None  2006-11-06 08:36:55.02006-11-06 08:36:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction2 minutesSanta FeCanal Street   testing  2006-11-06 08:37:41.02006-11-06 08:36:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction2 minutesSanta FeCanal Street   testing  2006-11-06 08:38:43.02006-11-06 08:36:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction2 minutesSanta FeCanal Street   testing  2006-11-06 08:42:47.02006-11-06 08:36:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction2 minutesSanta FeCanal Street   testing  2006-11-06 09:02:05.02006-11-06 08:22:00.0Train15 minutesUnion PacificV Street   None  2006-11-18 12:22:45.02006-11-15 12:19:00.0Train15 minutesUnion PacificNorth Hwy 59   None  2006-11-18 12:44:31.02006-11-18 00:09:00.0Train8 minutesSanta FeGlen Avenue   None  2006-12-07 02:11:06.02006-12-07 14:12:00.0Train10 minutesUnion PacificG Street   None  2006-12-29 11:49:46.02006-12-29 11:49:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction2 minutesUnion PacificCanal Street   None  2006-12-31 00:53:00.02006-12-30 21:05:00.0Train25 minutesSanta FeGlen Avenue   There was a CHP car stopped there also.  2007-01-04 09:56:27.02006-12-27 12:05:00.0Train20 minutesUnion PacificR Street   None  2007-01-12 08:30:53.02007-01-12 08:28:00.0Train25 minutesUnion PacificR Street   hwy 59,r, v all blocked from stopped train  2007-01-23 14:15:46.02007-01-22 14:05:00.0Train10 minutesSanta FeG Street   None  2007-02-02 15:10:42.02007-02-02 12:15:00.0Train15 minutesSanta FeG Street   When are the trains going to stop passing each other with in Merced limits! There is track near Planada and Beechwood area where they should pass one another. A delay like that probably takes 1hr to clear up G st. This is RIDICULOUS!  2007-02-07 20:06:31.02007-02-06 08:00:00.0Train20 minutesSanta FeG Street   Twice! The train kept going back and forth, really slow. Traffic was backed up forever.  2007-02-12 08:16:14.02007-02-06 07:40:00.0Train10 minutesSanta FeGlen Avenue   These delays get dangerous as many of the cars in line get impatient and start turning around to go another route. One almost hit a pedestrian.  2007-03-15 05:42:51.02007-03-14 17:17:00.0Train15 minutesSanta FeGlen Avenue   None  2007-03-15 13:07:09.02007-03-15 13:45:00.0Train30 minutesSanta FeR Street   A train is just sitting across the tracks---I had to go to the Bradley overcrossing to get to North Merced!!!  2007-03-15 14:45:41.02007-03-15 13:20:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction25 minutesUnion PacificM Street   Multiple N/S Streets blocked for more than 25 minutes - Engine Number 4089 plus 3 other engines  2007-03-16 12:58:57.02007-03-15 14:01:00.0Train15 minutesSanta FeM Street   While trying to pickup my child from school at Galen Clark Preschool, I was delayed by 20 minutes due to traffic backups on 16 Street while the train was stopped on the tracks and blocking three major streets: G Street, M Street, and R Street.  2007-04-26 08:53:28.02007-04-26 08:04:00.0Train15 minutesSanta FeG Street   Waited while two freight trains passed each other. Can't they do this outside the city limits?  2007-05-02 10:10:37.02007-05-02 10:09:00.0Train2 minutesSanta FeG Street   Mayor Wooten called in to say that the train was blocking the crossings at G Street and also M Street. She had been sitting there for 6 minutes and the train was not moving.  2007-05-03 13:31:56.02007-05-03 13:10:00.0Train2 minutesUnion PacificMartin Luther King   Being that this time of day there is heavy traffic, cars were lined up pasted 14th st and when it did clear the light at 16th and MLK turned red. Cars were then backed up over the railroad tracks with some cars sitting on the tracks.  2007-05-03 13:32:14.02007-05-03 13:10:00.0Train8 minutesUnion PacificMartin Luther King   Being that this time of day there is heavy traffic, cars were lined up pasted 14th st and when it did clear the light at 16th and MLK turned red. Cars were then backed up over the railroad tracks with some cars sitting on the tracks.  2007-06-02 13:16:07.02007-05-31 17:15:00.0Train8 minutesSanta FeM Street   None  2007-06-12 16:31:34.02007-06-12 08:45:00.0Train10 minutesSanta FeGlen Avenue   From Mayor Wooten  2007-06-19 17:53:57.02007-06-19 17:53:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction2 minutesSanta FeCanal Street   None  2007-06-21 10:50:44.02007-06-21 10:46:00.0Train6 minutesSanta FeM Street   Mayor Wooten advises M Street closed due to Amtrak blockage  2007-08-16 06:13:32.02007-08-15 17:02:00.0Train25 minutesSanta FeCanal Street   This was at the Harrisburg St. crossing. Waited 26 minutes as it was not moving. Turned around and found another route. Not for sure which rail line.  2007-11-01 07:39:30.02007-11-01 07:39:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction2 minutesSanta FeCanal Street   None  2007-11-05 14:51:11.02007-11-05 14:27:00.0Train3 minutesUnion PacificR Street   None  2007-11-06 15:41:06.02007-11-06 07:40:00.0Train15 minutesSanta FeGlen Avenue   Madeus late for school and work.  2007-11-15 10:31:04.02007-11-15 10:00:00.0Train45 minutesUnion PacificV Street   These trains and their companies seem to have no care concerning their impacts on our local community.  2007-11-29 13:44:02.02007-11-28 22:30:00.0Train3 minutesSanta FeG Street   I'm not sure what rail road company was the cause of the delay.  2007-11-30 19:49:07.02007-11-30 09:00:00.0Train15 minutesSanta FeG Street   I was taking mom to the dr. for an emergency and the train was stopped on the tracks. This was the third time on one month, tho' the first in an emergency. I took a guess on direction and drove to the Bradley Overpass to get around. This is terrible! It's a disgrace that a town of this size has this problem.  2007-12-06 06:23:36.02007-07-19 06:23:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction2 minutesSanta FeCanal Street   None  2007-12-10 22:57:13.02007-12-10 22:10:00.0Train35 minutesSanta FeNorth Hwy 59   the rail road bocked hwy 59 North for at least 35 minutes while they dropped off a rail car to qubacore. There was only 5 rail car's from the highway crossing back once they hooked back up to the line of cars and pulled ahead. Why do we have to suffer for one buisiness and the railroad's negligence in keeping one of the major arteries in merced open. Hwy 59 is one of the busier streets that gets traffic around merced and into the sorrounding area's. Normal delays of 3 to 7 minutes would be acceptable, but delays of over 30 minutes are un exceusable. Delays like this put the citizens of merceds outter limits in danger, any emergency vehicle would have to detour at least 3 miles in order to get around the train that was stopped tonight. As a citizen, merced city resident and tax payer, I would like to have answers to why this continues to happen and if it is going to continue, I'd like to be reembursed for my time and gas while i have to wait on these delays.  2007-12-16 19:00:04.02007-12-16 18:36:00.0Train10 minutesSanta FeG Street   slow moving freight train and Amtrack (briefly)  2007-12-24 09:39:06.02007-12-24 09:39:00.0Crossing Arm Malfunction2 minutesSanta FeCanal Street   QapBPN

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