The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has announced that their investigators have found a signaling system failure in their testing. This signal was suppose to detect a stopped commuter train on the track where a deadly crash occurred this week in Washington, D.C..
According to the test the Metro’s control system lost detection of a test train that was stopped along the same place as the train that was struck on Monday.The operator of the struck train was interviewed on Thursday. He admitted to these investigators that his train was running in manual mode at the time of the crash,
Justifying his actions the operator stated he was waiting for another train to clear when he felt a hard push to his train from behind. Investigators say they are still examining the crash site to understand how the train control system functioned on Monday. NTSB officials say their investigations can take more than a year to be totally complete.
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