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Story poles have been set up at the Burlingame Train Station to show residents the height of the elevated train tracks planed for the High Speed Rail system. The orange mesh gives a good visual how the tracks clearly will divide our town. The 59 feet high cables indicate where the electric cables will run. The story poles will remain in the parking lot at the intersection of California Drive and Burlingame Avenue until Thursday, October 21. Take a look and you will understand why Burlingame residents are upset.
More information at the ABC channel 7 website: http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/video?id=7728061

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The city of Burlingame will be directly affected by the High Speed Rail plans. The project which was approved by voters in 2008,  will have significant impacts on Peninsula communities. The High Speed Rail service construction is scheduled to begin in 2010 and will connect San Francisco and Los Angeles. Tracks will run along the Peninsula Corridor. Burlingame residents love their train station which was built at the end of the nineteenth century and recently received a face lift. How will our station look with an elevated track behind it?The city of Burlingame has asked for an underground solution. But less expensive plans call for an elevated track and sound walls. Burlingame residents are concerned. The High Speed Rail tracks will affect the value of Burlingame Real Estate in general, not just Burlingame neighborhoods close to the tracks.
Next Public High Speed Rail Meeting 5/12/2010 @ 6PM, Burlingame Recreation Center, 850 Burlingame Ave
More information about this subject:
City of Burlingame www.burlingame.org
California High Speed Rail Authority www.cahighspeedrail.ca.gov/


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