The state Department of Transportation has fined CSX Railroad $10,000 for failing to report two oil train derailments within an hour of the accidents as required by state law.
A Feb. 25 derailment in Kingston involved empty rail cars that had been off-loaded of crude oil. A Feb. 28 derailment at the Selkirk train yard near Albany involved a train fully loaded with crude oil.
The cars remained upright and there were no spills in either incident.
Albany residents, politicians and community advocates recently voiced their concerns about plans to build a crude oil heating facility at the Port of Albany. The State Department of Environmental Conservation appears to have been listening.
NEW YORK – Normal morning peak service on the Metro-North Hudson line is expected on Monday, four days after a CSX freight train derailed, ripping up tracks in the Bronx and disrupting commuter service.
About 100 Metro-North workers, including crews from New York City Transit and CSX, continued efforts Sunday evening to remove the CSX cars and rebuild the tracks in the Spuyten Duyvil area of the West Bronx.