positive train control

Septa deputy GM  Jeffrey Knueppel explains positive train control to (L-R),  Sen. Bob Casey, Rep. Chaka Fattah, Rep.  Pat Meehan, and Rep. Ryan Costello.  Photo by Jim Melwert

SEPTA Shows Off Its ‘Postive Control’ Trains As Federal Compliance Deadline Nears

Today, Septa officials demonstrated that system for area congressmen. The federal deadline is December 31st.

07/01/2015

(File photo by KYW's John Ostapkovich)

Expect More Crowds On SEPTA Trains As Agency Installs New System

You may find less elbow room on SEPTA regional rail trains, as rail cars are taken out of service for federally required safety upgrades.

06/22/2015

(File photo by KYW's John Ostapkovich)

SEPTA Says It Is Ahead Of The Train Overspeed Controversy

In the wake of last month’s fatal Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia, the federal government is recommending that commuter railroads, such as SEPTA, examine their speed controls where they have sharp curves.

06/09/2015

Deadly train derailment in Philadelphia on May 12, 2015. (credit: CBS)

Sen. Casey Wants Congress To Quickly Fund Wider Train Safety Programs

Casey says Positive Train Control could have prevented the fatal derailment of Amtrak 188.

05/21/2015

Deadly train derailment in Philadelphia on May 12, 2015. (credit: CBS)

Amtrak To Make Immediate Safety Changes Following Philadelphia Derailment

The Federal Railroad Administration tells Amtrak it must make immediate safety improvements on its north east corridor.

05/17/2015

(A SEPTA regional rail train.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

SEPTA To Install Multi-Million Dollar Rail Safety System

The “positive train control” system will automatically bring trains to a stop if that were to happen here.

02/26/2012