Rail

Metrolink to debut collision avoidance system

Posted on February 20, 2014

LOS ANGELES — On Thursday, Metrolink will become the first commuter rail service in the nation to roll out a collision avoidance system designed to overcome human error, according to the Los Angeles Times.

RELATED: (video) Metrolink positive train control

Metrolink's deadly Chatsworth crash in 2008, which killed 25 people and injured 135 others, prompted Congress to demand that the nation's freight and passenger railroads be equipped with positive train control by the end of 2015. Metrolink leaders vowed to act a year ahead of that schedule, the report said. For the full story, click here.

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