Neighbors say stopped train constantly blocks neighborhood

by: Justin Wilfon Updated:

ATLANTA - Neighbors say trouble with a train that stops on the tracks just won't go away. 

One month after Channel 2 Action News first showed you the train stopped on the tracks near Fairfield Place in northwest Atlanta, we found yet another train blocking the entrance to the neighborhood.

Neighbors say the trains stop and block their way in and out for hours at a time.

"I think it's a hot mess. Seriously. I feel that it's an inconvenience," one neighbor said.


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There is a back way out of the neighborhood, but it is a much longer route for drivers, and especially for walkers. 

"It's stupid. It's crazy. Some people go under it," a neighbor said. 

CSX said the train stops for a number of reasons related to a nearby rail yard.

Last month, CSX said it would look for ways to improve the situation, but when Channel 2's Justin Wilfon contacted a spokesperson this week, she said she would "let him know" when she had an update. 

Neighbors said they have also complained to their city councilman, Ivory Young. He told Wilfon he's working on the issue. 

"Our officer referred those concerns to the Department of Transportation to begin substantive dialogue with CSX Railroad to address the delays," he said.

Channel 2 Action News will stay on top of the issue in the months to come.

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