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Following a horrific crash a decade ago that killed 11 people and injured 180 more, Southern California’s commuter train network began investing time and energy in safer train technology to protect passengers from collisions. This new safety technology is designed with passengers in mind and has appeared to be successful. Another collision occurred in February, when a Metrolink train smashed into a truck just northwest of Los Angeles. Only 28 people were injured, 31 were not, and there were no deaths. Three out of four of the passenger cars, including the “cab” car located at the front of the train has “crash energy management” technology, according to Metrolink. So what is this new technology and why does it work?  Continue reading “Better, Safer Train Technology” »

Luxurious trains2New technology and trains don’t appear to go together. For a transportation technology that has been around for almost two centuries, it would hard to imagine trains being on the forefront of new technologies. But if you take a closer look, trains have been steady in their adaptability and innovation in technology. From remote control locomotives to trains that go over 200 mph, the industry is looking forward to the next best thing. High speed rails are seen in Europe and Asia and could eventually appear in the United States, making a trip from New York to Miami a plausible idea. Continue reading “Train Entertainment Technologies” »