The City of Rome is about 15 miles wide and east of Utica. Below are derailment stories within Rome. Irregardless of funding for safety, accidents are unavoidable. We believe the Utica Observer-Dispatch needs to understand this. They only need compare the hospital concept for Downtown vs. the 2007 Rail Explosion in Oneida, which they documented extensively.
June 8, 2011 - No injuries were reported after a CSX train derailed about 3:45 p.m. in Rome, according to emergency dispatchers in story titled, Haz-mat team called to Rome train derailment; no injuries reported- derailment occurred at Reber Road.
January 5, 2008 - A 2006 train-car accident left Jessica Sosso with enduring pain, per Parties spread blame in fatal train accident. It also caused $18,000 damage to a CSX train and train tracks at the Reber Road railroad crossing in Rome.
See our page Downtown Utica, NY: CSX Tracks = "RED ZONE" Hospital as we discuss implications of the tracks next to proposed site.
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