South Shore commuter line begins PTC testing this week

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CHESTERTON, Ind. — Officials with the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District say they'll start live testing of positive train control systems this week.

The Northwest Indiana Times reports that the agency that operates the South Shore Line is testing throughout its entire network, which extends from downtown Chicago southeast to South Bend, Ind.

Trains for the South Shore, which also share tracks with freight trains and Chicago's Metra, are using Interoperable Train Management System software and hardware designed by Wabtec of Wilmerding, Pa.

As late as December, the latest time that railroads submitted reports to the Federal Railroad Administration on their PTC progress, the Indiana agency had only 19 of 73 locomotives or cab units equipped with PTC. The agency had also not completed testing sufficient to qualify for an FRA extension beyond the Dec. 31, 2018, implementation deadline.

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