Positive Train Control — a system that can slow or stop trains going too fast or approaching another train on the tracks ahead — expanded to all Fredericksburg Line trains last month.
Commuter train systems Virginia Railway Express and MARC expect to continue running in the new year, following a Dec. 31 deadline to activate or make progress on the safety system known as positive train control.
A long-awaited new safety measure is set to roll out on local commuter railroads by the end of the year — meeting a federal deadline — but it is not yet in place on MARC or VRE.
Work continues in Virginia to install safety technology onto tracks used by VRE commuters that’s intended to prevent deadly accidents. And rail officials say they could begin testing the new technology as soon as this fall.
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