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Sprinter (No. San Diego county) shut down due to brake probs

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Four months out of service!



The brake rotor wear issue that forced the shutdown of North County’s Sprinter trains was not discovered during a routine inspection and, in fact, was only discovered by happenstance because state inspectors were following up on another brake problem.

North County Transit District officials say that a maintenance contractor and a former district engineer knew about the uneven rotor wear for at least 18 months without informing superiors.

During that time, the California Public Utilities Commission conducted some 50 inspections of the light rail service without catching the issue, according to records obtained by U-T Watchdog.



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