Najarian pushes for closure of Doran crossing

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In response to a pedestrian who was struck and killed Nov. 23 by a Amtrak train at the Doran Street crossing, Glendale City Councilman Ara Najarian Tuesday night formally called for a discussion on closing the at-grade crossing. 

Najarian said the crossing at the Glendale-Los Angeles border is a dangerous intersection, and moved to agendize a motion to place renewed pressure on the California Public Utilities Commission to close the crossing.

“I think it’s important at this point to move the ball a little bit forward to close Doran,” he said.

On Nov. 23, a woman was killed when she was struck by an Amtrak train after stumbling onto the train tracks at Doran Street and San Fernando Road, officials said.

Mayor Frank Quintero and Councilman John Drayman also expressed support for the closure, which has experienced some push back from Los Angeles officials in the past.

The Pelanconi Estates Homeowners Assn. also recently called on state officials to close the crossing.

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Written by Melanie Hicken

December 9, 2009 at 3:13 pm

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