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Metrolink first to adopt ‘positive train control’

Move was ordered after 2008 fatal Metrolink crash

Posted: August 3, 2015 4:09 p.m.
Updated: August 3, 2015 4:09 p.m.

Metrolink’s “smart collision avoidance system,” aimed at preventing collisions like the 2008 head-on in Chatsworth that killed 25 people, is now a “go” across the commuter rail service’s entire 341-mile network.

The life-saving technology is capable of monitoring and, if necessary, controlling a train’s movement in the event of human error, Metrolink officials say.


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