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Jun 3, 2014 10:10 AM by Associated Press

Sacramento transit increasing rail security

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Sacramento Regional Transit plans to increase security presence on light-rail commuter trains during nights and weekends.

The Sacramento Bee reports Tuesday that the move is in response to feedback from rail riders who don't feel safe during those hours. The concern arose after two unusual shootings aboard trains this year.

Sacramento Police Lt. Norm Leong, who oversees Regional Transit Police Services, says a security guard will be on every light-rail train running after 6:30 p.m., and two more guards will work each light-rail line as backup for the guards aboard trains.

Currently, four two-man teams are spread out over as many as eight trains.

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