26 Jun '15, 1pm

Calif.’s Metrolink operating Positive Train Control on 341 miles of agency-hosted lines, via @METROmag

Calif.’s Metrolink launched positive train control (PTC) in Revenue Service Demonstration (RSD) across the entire 341-mile network the agency owns earlier this month. With this latest accomplishment, Metrolink becomes the first railroad in the nation to have PTC running during regular service on all of its hosted lines and remains on track to become the nation's first passenger rail system to have a fully operational, interoperable and certified PTC system in place. Following approval from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Metrolink began operating PTC RSD on the last of Metrolink's hosted rail system on June 14. RSD simply means trains in revenue service or in Metrolink's case, with passengers on board. "This is a time for us to pause, acknowledge how far we've come, and then double our efforts," said Chair of the Metrolink Board of Directors Shawn Nelson, who is...

Full article: http://www.metro-magazine.com/security-and-safety/news/29...

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