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Metrolink gets $46.3M for safety equipment

Metrolink has received $46.3 million in federal funding to support the installation of safety equipment that could have prevented a deadly collision nearly three years ago.

August 20, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Metrolink has received $46.3 million in federal funding for safety equipment that could prevent deadly crashes.

The equipment, called positive train technology, monitors and controls train movements remotely and can stop trains headed for a collision.

Federal safety experts say it could have stopped a Metrolink train that ran a red signal light and slammed into a freight train in Chatsworth in September 2008.

Twenty-five people were killed in that crash.

Federal lawmakers ordered railroads to install the technology.