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NCTD contracts Herzog to implement PTC on COASTER system


Yesterday, the North County Transit District (NCTD) announced it has awarded a $32 million contract to Herzog Technologies Inc. to install positive train control (PTC) on COASTER trains. The agency gave Herzog a notice to proceed with the first phase of system development in August.

NCTD’s PTC system will be fully integrated with other PTC systems to be installed on adjacent rail lines operated by Metrolink, BNSF Railway Co., Amtrak and Pacific Sun Railroad to ensure the systems are interoperable, according to a press release.

COASTER commuter-rail trains operate along a north-south corridor in California between Oceanside and downtown San Diego, serving eight stations.

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