Los Angeles News
Metrolink gets $46.3M for safety equipment
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- 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.
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