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3/18/2020



Rail News: Positive Train Control

Metro-North Railroad implements PTC on Harlem, Hudson lines


Positive train control is implemented on 68 percent of Metro-North Railroad’s mileage.
Photo – Metro-North Railroad

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MTA Metro-North Railroad has been operating its Harlem and Hudson Lines in positive train control (PTC) since March 14, Metro-North officials announced yesterday. 

The coverage includes all trains along the Hudson Line’s 74 miles from Grand Central Terminal to Poughkeepsie and the Harlem Line’s 82 miles from Grand Central to Wassaic in New York,  including Amtrak and CSX trains.

In Connecticut, Metro-North crews simultaneously completed activating PTC wayside equipment on the 8-mile New Canaan Branch.  

The completions put a total of 189 route miles into PTC function, which represents 68 percent of Metro-North's mileage, Metro-North officials said in a press release.

PTC installations continue on the remaining 62 miles of the New Haven Line. 

Full implementation of PTC will be completed on Metro-North by the federally mandated deadline of Dec. 31, officials said.



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