New train safety system unveiled with 2008 Metrolink crash in mind
(Source: Los Angeles Times, September 10, 2012)
LOS ANGELES — Transportation officials are scheduled to unveil a safety measure Monday morning designed to keep trains from colliding even in case of human error. Called "positive train control" technology, the system will be implemented by rail providers nationwide including Metrolink, BNSF, Union Pacific Railroad and Amtrak in Southern California.
The upgrade is in response to the Sept. 12, 2008 crash that killed 25 people and hurt 135 others when a Metrolink train crashed head-on into a Union Pacific train minutes after leaving the Chatsworth station.
Full story: Los Angeles Times
Monday, September 10, 2012
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