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Metrolink to roll out collision avoidance system

Posted By rob On February 20, 2014 @ 9:03 am In Amtrak/Commuter News,News,Positive Train Control,Recent Updates | Comments Disabled

Metrolink _Train_Only v2The Metrolink passenger railroad Thursday (Feb. 20) will become the first commuter service in the nation to roll out a sophisticated collision avoidance system designed to overcome human error.

Had so-called positive train control been in place five years ago, experts say, it would have prevented Metrolink’s deadly Chatsworth crash. In that accident, an engineer missed a red stop signal while text-messaging on his cellphone and struck a Union Pacific freight train head-on. Twenty-five people died and 135 were injured.

Read the complete story at the Los Angeles Times.


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