High voltage tripping hazard

This photo was taken at the north (outbound) end of the blockhouse at Shady Grove Station (A15). The blacktop walkway is used by hundreds of Metro employees every day — transit police, supervisors, train operators, middle and upper management, and Safety dept personnel. The crushed and broken PVC conduits have high voltage cables (480 volts IIRC) running through them that feed the third rail heaters (used to melt ice and snow). You’d think that _someone_ might be concerned about this but it has been this way for years and continues to get progressively worse.

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