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Signal color could be a focus of NTSB report on Chatsworth Metrolink disaster

January 20, 2010 |  5:00 am

The color of a key train signal will probably be one of the issues discussed when the National Transportation Safety Board meets Thursday to consider a final report on the deadly Metrolink crash in Chatsworth.Metrolkink Crash

Witnesses have said the signal was green before the commuter train slammed into an oncoming freight carrier in September 2008, killing 25 people and injuring 135. The federal safety board has said all technical evidence shows that the light was red.

The NTSB will meet in Washington to determine a probable cause and contributing factors in the catastrophe.

Read the full story here. The Times' complete coverage of the disaster and its aftermath can be found here.

-- Robert J. Lopez

Photo: Rescuers pull victims from the Metrolink train wreckage. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times.