Expo Line Junction Design Flaw Prompts Inspection Order

The junction has presented significant safety issues and requires a special inspection program because of subsequent 'non-standard' repairs, the state regulator says.State safety regulators have ordered stringent inspections of a downtown Los Angeles rail junction for the newly opened Expo Line because of a serious design flaw that poses an increased risk of train derailments.

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    05/20/2012 - 1:21 pm | View Link
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