SEPTA has announced that the Federal Rail Administration (FRA) has decided to conduct additional tests on its Positive Train Control system. These tests are being conducted at night on the Warminster Regional Rail Line this week. SEPTA is optimistic the new tests will go as well as the first round of testing did last month.
SEPTA is the first commuter agency to implement the Advanced Civil Speed Enforcement System (ACSES) as a PTC system. Given these unique circumstances, the process for approval is prone to change. SEPTA is working well with the FRA and they are optimistic to gain approval to conduct its Revenue Service Demonstration on the Warminster Line soon.
Please check the Positive Train Control section of the SEPTA website for more updates.