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NTSB: Braking system sensor too far back in CTA train crash

Posted on April 7, 2014

CHICAGO — The National Transportation Safety Board’s analysis of the March 24 Chicago Transit Authority train crash found that a sensor for the automatic braking system was too close to the end of the track to stop the collision, the AP reported.

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According to the report, the train was traveling at 26 mph when it passed a "trip stop" that activated the emergency braking system. The distance from the fixed trip stop to the track bumper post was too short to stop the train, because of its speed. For the full story, click here.

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