Union Pacific (UP) has announced that it implemented Positive Train Control (PTC) on 1,113 route miles during the 2019 third quarter, bringing required PTC-operated route miles to 15,791 or 93 percent. The company expects to have implemented PTC on all required lines by the end of 2019.
UP hosts 31 freight and passenger railroads, of which eleven are PTC compliant. The company will continue to work with the remaining partner railroads and expects that they will take necessary steps to reach interoperability on their entire network by mid-2020.
Up continues PTC training employees in a variety of roles, including engineer, conductor, dispatcher, maintenance of way/engineering, mechanical, signal, telecom and information technologies.