Collision course? Faster trains drive safety, business concerns


Franklin business owner Tom Wyss has an auto body shop right next to the Louisville & Indiana Railroad line. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal

April Cravens lives next to the Louisville & Indiana Railroad line and is concerned that the more trains and the faster they go on the tracks, the more car accidents will happen at her corner. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal

Every day a Franklin woman sees dozens of cars cross the railroad tracks near her house without stopping at the stop signs, and if faster trains come through the county, she worries drivers will be killed.

April Cravens, who lives on Lynhurst Street next to the Louisville & Indiana Railroad tracks, often sees cars try to beat trains through the crossing, she said.

“They know they can beat the trains because they’re slow,” she said.

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