Trains passing through Johnson County on the Louisville & Indiana Railroad line aren’t just rumbling through crossings, they’re also stopping in the middle of them for up to hours at a time, residents say.
On May 5, Greenwood Fire Department spokesman Darin Hoggatt picked up his neighbor’s children from their bus stop east of Stop 18 Road because their mother couldn’t get there. She was stuck by a stopped train.
That’s the only time in recent months that the railroad company has told the fire department the reason for a stop, since it lasted several hours. Over the past three or four months, residents have been stopped frequently by trains that sit at crossings for 15 minutes or longer, Greenwood City Council member Linda Gibson said.