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Metrolink Leads Country in Implementing Safety Technology

Metrolink is one of only four railroads in the country that reported full implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC) ahead of the federal deadline for nationwide compliance of this GPS-based safety technology. The extended deadline for Positive Train Control Enforcement and Implementation Act of 2015 was December 31, 2018.

PTC can stop a train and prevent train-to-train collisions, over-speed derailments, and unauthorized train movement. PTC ensures passenger safety by acting as a safeguard against human errors and other potential hazards.

In June 2015, Metrolink became the first passenger railroad in the nation to have PTC running during regular service on all its hosted lines.

Commuting throughout Southern California has never been safer thanks to PTC. Today, all Metrolink-owned lines and locomotives operate PTC, making Metrolink one of the safest ways to travel.

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