CN meets PTC installation deadlines, applies for two-year extension on full operation

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A northbound Canadian National stack train passes through Waukesha, Wis., in May 2018. CN announced on Dec. 20 that it has met the Dec. 31 deadline for installation of PTC equipment.
TRAINS: David Lassen

HOMEWOOD, Ill. — Canadian National has met installation requirements for positive train control equipment and applied for a two-year extension to achieve complete PTC operability, the railroad announced Dec. 21.

The Federal Railroad Administration will grant such extensions for railroads that have installed all hardware, acquired the necessary radio spectrum, and initiated PTC on more than half of their required mileage. In a press release, CN said it had met these benchmarks by installing all its 1,662 radio towers, training all 5,614 employees required, installing hardware on all 586 locomotives and 35 required track segments, and initiated PTC on 19 of those track segments, or 54 percent.

The railroad is spending $1.4 billion on PTC installation on 3,100 route-miles in the U.S.

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