Metro-North Announces PTC on 90% of Hudson Line

New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Metro-North Railroad President Catherine Rinaldi announced that Metro-North Railroad has extended Positive Train Control (PTC) to cover almost 90 percent of the Hudson Line. 

All trains on the line are now operating in PTC between Marble Hill and Poughkeepsie, including Amtrak and CSX trains. The safety technology is currently running on 268 trains a day and 90 route miles of the railroad. 

“Our progress on the implementation of Positive Train Control reaffirms my confidence that Metro-North will complete the system wide roll-out by the end of 2020,” stated Rinaldi. “Safety is our top priority at Metro-North, and I’m pleased to report our continued progress on this crucial initiative.” 

The segment of the Hudson Line now in PTC service includes the entire length of the Hudson Line that is used by Amtrak, including the Spuyten Duyvil curve. 

Metro-North expects to have PTC operational across its entire territory by the 2020 third quarter.