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Metro-North begins system upgrade

NEW YORK – Metro-North Railroad completed permanent changes to its signal system to ensure automatic speed enforcement at five critical curves and five moveable bridges in New York and Connecticut.

Railroad President Joseph Giulietti told the Metro-North Committee brings the railroad “another step closer to a safer railroad.”

He also sought authorization to move forward with the purchase and installation of inward facing and outward facing cameras on train cars and said they are working toward installation of a positive train control system.

“In short, we are buying new equipment, hiring more staff, changing our management structure, reviewing our programs and reaching out to our partners in labor all to make this railroad as safe as possible,” Giuletti told the committee.

Federal regulatory agencies called for upgrades after a number of accidents last year including the fatal Bronx track derailment that killed four people.