CSX freight train derailment

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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.

Lesley Adewunmi

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.

Hudson Line Derailment Recovery Continues

Jul 25, 2013

NEW YORK – The remaining three CSX freight cars that derailed last Thursday night on Metro-North’s Hudson Line should be removed from the tracks in the Bronx by tonight.

At night through Thursday after 10 p.m., Metro-North is bussing passengers so railroad workers can have unconstrained access to the derailment site.

Normal Metro-North Hudson Line Commute Resumes

Jul 22, 2013

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.