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UPRR reducing times trains block downtown crossings

UPRR reducing times trains block downtown crossings

| February 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – While it’s inevitable that freight trains will block the two Martinez downtown crossings, the Union Pacific Railroad has taken measures to reduce the time motorists and pedestrians must wait for those trains to pass, officials said during a town hall meeting at Martinez City Hall. Martinez Police Chief Manjit Sappal, whose office […]

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Units respond to possible chemical release at switching yard

Units respond to possible chemical release at switching yard

| July 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A dozen units from various agencies responded to a possible chemical release Thursday at a Union Pacific Railroad switching yard northwest of Martinez. Justin E. Jacobs, Union Pacific’s director of Media Relations said the situation has been addressed A chemical odor was reported about 10 a.m. Thursday at the Ozol Yard, Jacobs […]

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Train derailment …

Train derailment …

| May 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Operations remain normal at both Shell Martinez Refinery and the main railroad tracks through Martinez despite the derailment at 2:45 a.m. Tuesday of two tank cars on Union Pacific property parallel to Marina Vista Avenue along the Tracy Subdivision just outside the refinery, according to both refinery and Union Pacific Railroad spokespersons. The cars, which […]

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