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NCTD completes deployment of PTC system, US [free access]

January 4, 2019

The North County Transit District (NCTD) in California has implemented the federally-mandated Positive Train Control (PTC) safety system for 94.1 km (58.5 miles) of track in the San Diego County portion of the Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo Rail Corridor (LOSSAN). Herzog Contracting Corporation provided assistance for the implementation.


In September 2017, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) conditionally approved NCTD’s PTC Safety Plan enabling the agency to commence interoperability testing with Metrolink, Amtrak, BNSF and Pacific Sun Railroad.