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Amtrak Completes Installation Of Positive Train Control System Designed To Prevent Accidents

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- Amtrak has finished outfitting its locomotives and tracks with Positive Train Control. The system is designed to prevent accidents by automatically controlling train speed and movement if an operator fails to take the right action.

Experts say Positive Train Control could prevent crashes like the May 2015 derailment in Port Richmond.

That crash killed eight people and injured 200 others.

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