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Metrolink to Pilot Track Intrusion Detection

From Our Colleagues at Railway Age:

LOS ANGELES –– Southern California’s Metrolink will use a $1.3 million federal grant for the development and demonstration of a track intrusion detection system that it said not only will improve the safety of its riders and crew, but also directly benefit pedestrians, cyclists, drivers and everyone else who interacts with the regional/ commuter rail system.

NRC Members Meet with Capitol Hill Lawmakers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On April 10th, NRC Board of Directors and committee members met with U.S. Senators and Representatives to discuss issues facing the rail industry. The NRC encourages members to register for Railroad Day on the Hill.

Caltrain OCS Fully Energized

From Our Colleagues at Railway Age:

SAN CARLOS, Calif. ––Caltrain, with partners Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) and Balfour Beatty, have energized and tested the OCS (overhead catenary system) on the entire 51-mile Caltrain Electrification Project between San Francisco and San Jose. The next step is testing the system’s Stadler Rail-built EMUs (electric multiple-units) at maximum operating speed and prepare for electrified revenue service, expected to commence in September 2024.