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SMART having a good portion of it's line single tracked may be in for a Firestorm when troubling events cripple the line. On the San Francisco Peninsula (Cal Train), when a conflict with an auto or individual arises (being run over or in to), the train is required to stop until authorities have gone over the scene, and recovered items and cleared the site. Many times this can take a good chunk of time. The route down there is all double tracked so that events like this do not cripple the line. I would like to know what SMART has in place to handle events like this along their single track rail crossings and right of way. I know they have passing sidings, but this will not alleviate the problem. I see the only solution as having to double track the entire SMART system, and.....why was this not done in the first place? Do we have a Firestorm of problems ahead....??? I would welcome your comments on this. Thankyou...... jbriogrande...... Have a good day........