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Railroad crossing gates temporarily inactive in downtown West Palm Beach

Posted at 9:29 PM, Jun 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-30 23:24:34-04

The City of West Palm Beach has issued an advisory stating that All Aboard Florida/Florida East Coast Railway gates are currently not operational in downtown West Palm Beach between Okeechobee Boulevard and 15th Street. 

Crews are working to restore the gates. Florida Highway Patrol and Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office are managing all affected crossings for pedestrians, bicyclists and vehicular access. 

All Aboard Florida reports that the gates are expected to be operational by Monday. This is part of the upgrade to the rail infrastructure for the Brightline.

Brightline has issued the following statement: 

“Safety is Brightline’s top priority. As part of our infrastructure program, we are upgrading the signal system throughout the corridor. While the signal system is being upgraded, Brightline has hired off-duty officers and crews to flag the crossings 24/7 until the work is completed.”