Probe centers on how CSX trains collided on Ohio route with PTC

Sources: CSX trains collided when one crew had PTC disengaged
Investigators are trying to determine why two CSX Transportation trains collided earlier this month in Ohio on a line protected by positive train control, the multibillion-dollar safety system designed to prevent collisions.

The probe by the Federal Railroad Administration and CSX includes an examination of the proper activation, operation, and functioning of PTC on the territory as well as any human factors that may have contributed to the Aug. 12 wreck.

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