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Metro-North advances PTC on 90 percent of Hudson Line

All Hudson Line trains are operating with PTC between Marble Hill and Poughkeepsie, New York.
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MTA Metro-North Railroad yesterday announced it has implemented positive train control (PTC) on almost 90 percent of the Hudson Line in New York.

All Hudson Line trains, including Amtrak and CSX trains, are now operating with PTC between Marble Hill and Poughkeepsie, a distance of 67 miles. 

Full PTC functionality was commissioned on the Hudson Line from Croton Harmon to Poughkeepsie in September. In Connecticut, trains traveling the 23-mile Danbury Branch, including all Metro-North trains and Providence & Worcester Railroad Co. freight trains, began operating with PTC in August. 

Metro-North anticipates having PTC operational across its entire territory by third-quarter 2020, officials said.

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