The Green Line (aka “The Vomit Comet” – ride it late on a weekend night or early on a weekend morning to find out what that means. Or…don’t) has claimed its second life this year:
The crash occurred at Syndicate Street and University Avenue about 4:30 p.m., according to Metro Transit spokesman Howie Padilla. Two men were crossing the tracks at the intersection, when a westbound train struck one of them.
The man who was struck by the train was taken to Regions Hospital, where he died about 5 p.m., Padilla said.
The crash disrupted Green Line service between Hamline and Western avenues until shortly after 5:30 p.m., according to posts on Metro Transit’s Twitter account.
That’s on top of another, two blocks away, last January, and at least 2-3 more previously.
That’s a project I may need to take on – going over the human factors problems that make the Green Line such a death machine.
On top of the six (last I checked) on the Blue Line, and makes the Metro Transit trains’ body count roughly 11 times that of Minnesota carry permit holders.