After A Month, Some Flaggers Return To RTD Commuter Rail Crossings

· Aug. 28, 2018, 12:23 pm
RTD Commuter Rail A Train Near Havana Street 1 Crossing July 17 2018 | 1Hart Van Denburg/CPR News
An RTD commuter rail A Train near the Havana Street crossing on the way to Denver International Airport, July 17, 2018.

​Flaggers with orange vests and stop signs have returned to three crossings for the Regional Transportation District's A Line to Denver International Airport.

The Denver Post reports a "safety critical software problem" with gate crossings prompted the agency to place guards back on the line.  

The flaggers were removed just over a month ago.  

RTD says the guards are a "precautionary measure" while it figures out what's causing the gate software problem.

The Denver Post says the Federal Railroad Administration required guards to return to a number of crossings:

“A safety critical software problem was identified in the wireless activation system for all 13 crossings on the G-line and three crossings on the A-line and one crossing on the B-line,” FRA spokesman Marc Willis said Monday in a statement. “The FRA has required RTD use crossing attendants at those crossings until the issue is resolved.”

RTD has been dealing with problems on the A Line and its other commuter lines including a continued delay to open the G Line to Arvada

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