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10 years after deadly crash, Metrolink tightens up safety focus

Posted on January 28, 2015

GLENDALE, Calif. — The Los Angeles Daily News reported on Metrolink’s safety focus following a crash in Glendale 10 years ago, the deadliest disaster in the city in 75 years, which resulted in 11 deaths and 180 injuries.

RELATED: Metrolink introduces collision-absorption railcars

Since both the Glendale crash in 2005 and the Chatsworth crash two years later, the Southern California Regional Rail Authority, which governs Metrolink, has shelled out more than $500 million to buttress safety along 512 miles of track stretching from Ventura to San Bernardino to northern San Diego counties.

Upgrades include “sealed” grade crossings, safer railcars and locomotives, automatic train stops and the nation’s first onboard rail video cameras. They also include the nation’s first Positive Train Control system, expected to fully roll out by spring. For the full story, click here.

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