They can’t just blame the engineer. The conductor must call aloud every signal and ensure the engineer knows and follows the indication.
That would seem to be a very hard thing to accomplish on a busy Metrolink train, for the Conductors.
That’s what’s bothering me. Two minutes prior to the accident the train was stopped in Chatsworth picking up passengers. They don’t leave until the conductor gives the OK. Question - Does the conductor talk to dispatch to get the OK to proceed? If so, what did the dispatcher say (or not say)?