New train safety technology being tested in Garfield

A new technology testing out at Garfield's Plauderville train station is aimed at cutting down the number of train-related deaths.New Jersey Transit unveiled an innovative

GARFIELD - A new technology testing out at Garfield's Plauderville train station is aimed at cutting down the number of train-related deaths.

New Jersey Transit unveiled an innovative system that uses highly visible flashing signs and an audible warning whenever two trains approach a crossing at the same time. The system costs about $83,000.

Last October a 13-year-old boy was killed at the Plauderville Station. The boy crossed under the railroad gate attempting to make it across and was struck and killed by a train approaching from the opposite direction.

Garfield boy killed by NJ Transit train

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