Unveiling of Victims Memorial Set for One Year Anniversary of Chatsworth Train Disaster

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A memorial plaque honoring the victims of the Chatsworth Metrolink train disaster will be unveiled at a memorial ceremony on Saturday, September 12, 2009, the one-year anniversary of the tragedy.

 “One year ago, our lives were changed forever,” said L.A. Councilman Greig Smith, whose 12th District includes the collision site in Chatsworth.

 

On September 12, 2008, the collision between a Metrolink passenger train and a Union Pacific freight train took the lives of 25 people and injured over 130.

On September 12, 2008, the collision between a Metrolink passenger train and a Union Pacific freight train took the lives of 25 people and injured over 130.

“This tragedy brought trauma to the families of the victims, those who were injured, the rescue workers, groups that offered assistance, and the entire community. This memorial plaque and service will remain on Stoney Point so that we may never forgot those who passed away that sad day.”

 

On September 12, 2008, the collision between a Metrolink passenger train and a Union Pacific freight train took the lives of 25 people and injured over 130.

 The memorial service will take place on Saturday, September 12, 2009, at 9:30 am at Stoney Point Park in Chatsworth. All are welcome to attend, but please note that Topanga Canyon between the 118 Freeway and Chatsworth St. Free parking and shuttle service to the service site will be available starting at 9:30 am at the Church at Rocky Peak, located at 22601 Santa Susana Pass Rd., Chatsworth.

 Elected officials, Police and Fire Department officials, community leaders, Neighborhood Councils and community members will be on hand for the service.

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