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Metro: Trains to run manually possibly for year

Metro: Trains to run manually possibly for year

Washington's Metro says trains around the nation's capital might continue operating manually for a year or more as to ensure the agency has time after a deadly crash to confirm its automatic control system works properly.
Nine people were killed and dozens injured last week when a moving train slammed into one stopped on the tracks. Metro's automatic train control system is supposed to prevent crashes.
Federal officials have said Metro's signaling system failed to detect a test train stopped in the same place as one struck during the crash.
General Manager John Catoe said Tuesday that crews have inspected 65 percent of the Metro's 3,000 track signals to make sure there are no similar problems elsewhere. He says none has been found.


Updated : 2021-04-12 15:55 GMT+08:00