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Metrolink evaluating railcar safety after February crash

Posted on September 4, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Metrolink is evaluating the safety of its crash-resistant Hyundai Rotem railcars by removing them from the front of trains in the wake of a deadly Southern California derailment, AP reported.

The railcars have features designed to reduce deaths and injuries, such as energy-absorbing crush zones. Metrolink had said those features reduced the carnage in February when one of its trains struck a pickup truck that mistakenly drove onto the tracks near Oxnard. The crash killed the engineer and injured 27 passengers. However, the railroad's review of the accident turned up a possible issue with the cab car. For the full story, click here.

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