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Metro-North Meets Deadline For New Rail Technology

Dec 28, 2020

Officials from Metro-North and the Long Island Railroad say they've met the Dec. 31 deadline to install positive train control technology on their rail systems. It's an emergency braking system designed to safeguard against human or mechanical error.

Federal regulators say positive train control could have prevented thousands of rail accidents, including a 2013 crash in the Bronx that killed four people when the engineer fell asleep.

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