Positive Train Control

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341 Miles Of Metrolink Track Outfitted With GPS-System That Prevents Collisions

Metrolink trains are now outfitted with a GPS system that will slow or halt a commuter train before it collides with another, Sen. Barbara Boxer and officials announced Friday.

07/17/2015

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Metrolink Trains On Track For Crash-Avoidance Tech

The commuter train network that crisscrosses Southern California now has an advanced crash-avoidance system on all the tracks it owns.

06/24/2015

A Metrolink train collided with a freight train in Chatsworth in 2008.

New Safety Device Designed To Keep Deadly Train Accidents From Happening

The new technology is called Positive Train Control (PTC).

02/20/2014

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Metrolink On Course For System That Might Have Prevented Deadly NY Crash

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/03/2013

Remote-Controlled Brake System Unveiled To Prevent Metrolink Crash Repeat

Federal transportation officials on Monday introduced a new system designed to prevent head-on train collisions like the Metrolink disaster four years ago.

09/10/2012