Colorado to Install Automatic Train Stopping System

2 July 2009 (Last Updated July 2nd, 2009 18:30)

The US state of Colorado is to get an automatic train-stopping system for light rail trains on its southeastern corridor within the next six months to provide a second level of collision prevention. The system will make a light rail train automatically apply brakes and take away propulsi

The US state of Colorado is to get an automatic train-stopping system for light rail trains on its southeastern corridor within the next six months to provide a second level of collision prevention.

The system will make a light rail train automatically apply brakes and take away propulsion power when an operator crosses a red signal.

The automatic system will work in addition to the existing automatic block signalling system that was implemented by the state's Regional Transportation District, The Denver Post reports.