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Metrolink files suit against its railcar manufacturer

Posted on October 5, 2016

LOS ANGELES — Metrolink filed a suit against the maker of its passenger railcars, Hyundai Rotem Co., alleging they had faulty parts that failed to keep trains on the track in an accident, NBC LA reports.

The suit, which was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court in the wake of a Metrolink train that derailed in Oxnard last year, alleges breach of contract and breach of warranty and seeks unspecified damages.

According to the lawsuit, in 2005 Metrolink issued a "request for proposal" for railcars with state-of-the-art technology designed to protect passengers if a collision occurred. Ultimately, Metrolink claims it chose to go Hyundai “based in large part on its purported experience and expertise in designing and manufacturing safe railcars." For the full story, click here.

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