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O-Train operators to get more training on emergency-brake system

Operators on the O-Train Trillium Line can expect more training after trains twice failed to stop at signals in 2015, prompting a federal investigation.

Transport Canada flagged the instances and asked for the city to explain the frequencies of emergency brake applications, which take place automatically if a stop signal is passed. 218 more words

Local News

PTC Must Not Go Into Double Overtime

By Robert L. Sumwalt

This week the NTSB released nearly 2,200 pages of documents related to our investigation of the deadly Amtrak accident that occurred in Philadelphia last May. 467 more words

Rail Safety

Reconstruction office opens in Lac-Megantic, feds announce $1.9 million investment

MONTREAL – The Reconstruction Office officially opened its doors in Lac-Megantic’s downtown core on Saturday.

The purpose of the office is to support the reconstruction of the downtown area; decimated when a train derailed and exploded in July 2013, killing 47 people. 134 more words


How the new federal spending plan affects consumers


By Russ Van Arsdale, executive director Northeast CONTACT

Posted Dec. 28, 2015, at 9:41 a.m.
Last modified Dec. 28, 2015, at 10:14 a.m. 611 more words

Consumer Forum

Sen. Murphy celebrates funding for Amtrak

STAMFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Nearly $1.5 billion in investments are going into Amtrak and rail safety in Connecticut.

Senator Chris Murphy will join other State transportation leaders in Stamford Train Station on State Street to celebrate on Monday. 64 more words


Oil train derails in Wisconsin as investigation into previous crash continues

A second train derailed in Wisconsin in as many days – this one involving an oil train that went off the tracks in the southeastern part of the state. 499 more words


Safety ambassadors on new Gold Line route

We’re getting closer to learning the official opening date of the Foothill Gold Line Extension — to be announced October 22! — but in the meantime, Metro already has safety ambassadors at some of the new stations to prepare the local communities for more frequent test trains rolling through. 253 more words

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