NYC train that derailed had automatic brakes but no signal to trigger them on dangerous curve

  • Article by: DAVID B. CARUSO , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 16, 2013 - 1:47 AM

NEW YORK — After a speeding Metro-North Railroad commuter train barreled into a curve and derailed in New York City on Dec. 1, safety advocates said similar deadly accidents might soon be avoided. Railroads across the country are preparing to deploy high-tech control systems that will let computers automatically slow trains that are moving too fast or headed for a collision.

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supervon2Dec. 15, 13 9:42 PM

Do you honestly believe that an automatic system will run for 30 years without a failure? Think about your toaster before you answer that question.

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