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8/9/2018



Rail News: Positive Train Control

Metro-North to install PTC on New Canaan Branch


Crews will install a radio case, antenna and ancillary pieces for the wayside data radio along the Connecticut-area line.
Photo – MTA

MTA Metro-North Railroad tomorrow will begin installing positive train control (PTC) equipment on the New Canaan Branch.

Crews will install a radio case, antenna and ancillary pieces for the wayside data radio.

To accommodate the work, Metro-North will run substitute buses between the New Canaan and Stamford stations in Connecticut from Aug. 10-12. Regular train service will resume Aug. 13, Metro-North officials said in a press release.

Earlier this year, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) urged Metro-North to speed up its PTC implementation after a Federal Railroad Administration letter cast doubt on the railroad's ability to meet the Dec. 31 deadline to install the technology.



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