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Rail Trespassing System Tested in Brunswick Area
09/17/2013 10:43 AM ET  

Digital cameras will be linked directly to a public address system, allowing the police department to tell the trespasser in real time to get off the tracks.

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) _ A stretch of track between Freeport and Brunswick has been selected as a test site for a new high-tech railroad trespassing deterrence system.

The Maine Department of Transportation learned it will receive a grant from the Federal Rail Administration to pay for the system, which includes remote sensors, wireless video cameras and other gadgetry intended to keep people off dangerous sections of track.

Department spokesman Ted Talbot tells The Times Record  the test will run for three years.

Digital cameras will be linked directly to a public address system, allowing the police department to tell the trespasser in real time to get off the tracks.

Brunswick Town Councilor John Perreault says he favored a lower-technology approach _ fences and warning signs _ but is fine with the experiment.


 

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