Amtrak Completes PTC Installation

Amtrak said this week that is has now completed installation of positive train control on 898 miles of track that it owns as well as all of its locomotives.

The last Amtrak-owned track to get PTC was a one-mile segment in its Chicago terminal.

The carrier said it continues to work with its host railroads and tenant railroads to implement PTC interoperability.

Amtrak said its progress includes equipping all 550 of its locomotives with an operable PTC system, completing installation of PTC on 11 track segments and erecting 160 radio towers.

All Amtrak employees required to be trained in PTC operations have completed their training.

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