AU Lifetime Supporter
- Sep 17, 2009
There a 30mph switch, then the 30mph curve that was the cause of the derailment. So I think how slow you can go while on the straight away southbound before the curve is irrelevant. The engineer miss a small sign, and had a lack of knowledge of the territory. With PTC and a few bigger signs no reason not to run at speed. The PTC will give a penalty brake application if you overspeed before the curve or switch. The lack of using this route is politically in nature. Who is to blame game, still going on. See the new Safety Director at Sounder Transit post above.