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January 20, 1992 | MARK A. STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As soon as the operator's words boomed across the control room--"Gate alarm!"--they were echoed by the safety officer with an additional, critical detail: "Gate alarm at New Westminster!" Somebody had jumped a gate at the New Westminster station of the SkyTrain driverless train system, alighting on the tracks. Computers swiftly closed the station and de-energized the rails to avoid electrocuting the intruder.
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January 20, 1992 | MARK A. STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As soon as the operator's words boomed across the control room--"Gate alarm!"--they were echoed by the safety officer with an additional, critical detail: "Gate alarm at New Westminster!" Somebody had jumped a gate at the New Westminster station of the SkyTrain driverless train system, alighting on the tracks. Computers swiftly closed the station and de-energized the rails to avoid electrocuting the intruder.
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November 23, 1992 | MARK A. STEIN and HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
It's 5:38 a.m. in Covina, an hour before Cynthia Doyon has set her alarm clock to ring. But she will not sleep late this morning--or any other weekday morning. A 105-decibel horn atop a passing Metrolink train is about to blow reveille 60 feet from her bedroom. After a long day selling securities, Joe Busher ought to be poolside behind his Long Beach townhouse with his wife, Jan. But the Bushers can hardly stand to open a window to their back yard, much less seek solace there.
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