A young man is in critical condition after being hit by a train on the South Coast.

Oxnard police say it happened just before 5 pm Friday at Oxnard Boulevard south of Vineyard Avenue.

The new commuter train that will be rolling from Ventura County to Goleta and back starting April 2nd has many prospective takers.

In a meeting with large employers Tuesday morning, Gregg Hart with the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments said about 1,000 drivers have indicated they want to leave their cars behind to ride the rails.

A teenager has been struck and killed by a train on the South Coast, and investigators are trying to figure what he was doing on the railroad tracks.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office said around 1:30 Saturday afternoon, a young man -- identified as 18-year-old Connor O’Keefe of Santa Barbara -- was walking northbound along the tracks near Fernald Point Lane in Montecito when he was hit by an Amtrak passenger train that was also headed northbound.

A little bit of holiday cheer is happening at a library this weekend in Santa Barbara County. 

It’s the Holiday Festival of Trains at the Goleta Library, and it features the extensive model train collection of Santa Barbara resident Dave Halbeisen.

"Traditionally, from the 30s through the 50s, at Christmas time, department stores would put big layouts of trains. And everybody would come see them," he said. "For most kids, that was a big event. That's not being done anymore, so I thought I would do it."

An Amtrak Train was stopped not far from the Santa Barbara station Wednesday at 3 p.m. when a pedestrian was hit on the tracks.