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Metrolink gets final delivery of rail cars with safety upgrades

Spurred by two deadly crashes since 2005, Metrolink has now replaced almost all its fleet of aging rail cars with a state-of-the-art model designed to better protect passengers and crews.

Officials for the commuter railroad announced Tuesday that they have received the last batch of 137 passenger cars purchased for $263.3 million from Hyundai Rotem Inc. in South Korea.

Dubbed the "Guardian Fleet" by Metrolink, the Rotem cars have energy-absorbing crumple zones and other safety measures now required by the federal government — improvements that the railroad pushed hard to make after a deadly Glendale crash that killed 11 people in 2005.

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-- Dan Weikel, Los Angeles Times

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