The Coroner’s Office has identified the 24-year-old man fatally struck by a Metrolink train Friday in East LA.
Transportation officials are considering a plan to take Metrolink passengers from the Inland Empire all the way to downtown Los Angeles on direct express trains, according to reports Thursday.
The accident occurred around 8:45 p.m. near 3150 Exposition Boulevard.
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Officials were set Friday to mark the beginning of construction on the 24-mile Metrolink Perris Valley Line in Riverside.
The new technology is called Positive Train Control (PTC).
Metrolink has quietly rolled out a train equipped with “positive train control,” which lets dispatchers halt engines remotely if they speed or blow through stop signals.
Transportation officials were expected to be joined by local lawmakers later this week at Union Station to announce the debut of the first commuter rail system in the U.S. to implement predictive collision-avoidance technology.
Investigators say the unidentified driver grew impatient while at a stop on Palm Avenue and drove around several cars before the vehicle was struck on its passenger side.
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Metrolink train Monday in Simi Valley.
A bicyclist was killed Friday afternoon when a Metrolink train struck him as he attempted to cross the tracks, police said.
In the wake of Sunday’s deadly train derailment in New York, pressure is increasing on commuter rail systems around the country to speed up installation of a high-tech accident-prevention system.
The family of a 54-year-old woman who disappeared Monday is asking for help locating the Corona resident.
A man riding a bicycle was struck by a Metrolink train Saturday evening in Palmdale.
The accident happened just before 6 p.m. at the rail crossing on Madison Street near Indiana Avenue.