Metro-North

Hudson Valley News
2:23 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

It's Been One Year Since The Metro-North Fatal Train Derailment

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Today marks the one-year anniversary of the fatal Metro-North train derailment in the Bronx. In the past year, there have been safety recommendations along with the identification of a probable cause.

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Hudson Valley News
6:39 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Metro-North Is Storm Ready

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In anticipation of the Hudson Valley’s first major winter storm, Metro-North Railroad has been preparing.

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Hudson Valley News
4:05 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

NTSB Issues Probable Cause Of Fatal Metro-North Derailment

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Federal regulators say the engineer of a commuter train that derailed in New York City last year fell asleep, causing him to miss a 30 mph speed limit and hit a curve at 82 mph.

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New England News
10:14 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Autumn Leaves On Metro-North Rails Cause Trouble

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Not all autumn landscapes in New England are scenes of beauty. Metro-North Railroad is warning commuters of delays due to wet leaves.

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New England News
5:30 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Conn. Gov. Malloy Launches Operational Review Of Norwalk Bridge, Calls For Replacement

Spanning the Norwalk River, the "Walk Bridge" was built in 1896. The swing bride carries Amtrak and Metro-North traveling into and out of New York City.
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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy held an emergency meeting with representatives from New York City’s commuter rail system Monday afternoon. It was in response to a 118 year-old Metro North bridge that has failed twice in less than two week.

Malloy says the state is partnering with Metro-North on an operational review of the Walk Bridge in Norwalk. The Democrat says it will be completed by mid-July.

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Hudson Valley News
3:10 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Federal Lawmakers Weigh In On Safety Report For Metro-North

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A federal report that found major safety lapses at Metro-North Railroad has two U.S. senators looking to the railroad’s new president for change. Meanwhile, a few congressional representatives say it’s time to spend money on improving the nation’s rail system and other infrastructure.

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Hudson Valley News
1:20 pm
Sat March 15, 2014

Schumer Says New Metro-North Head Could Change Railroad's Culture

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The Federal Railroad Administration Friday released a report finding major safety lapses at Metro-North, including that the railroad emphasized punctuality to the detriment of safety. The report was prompted by four accidents in 2013, including a fatal derailment in December in the Bronx.

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Hudson Valley News
2:26 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Fed Report Finds Safety Problems At Metro-North

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The Federal Railroad Administration Friday released a report on its safety assessment of Metro-North following the railroad’s four accidents in 2013, including the fatal derailment in December in the Bronx. The FRA report is called Operation Deep Dive.

FRA Administrator Joseph Szabo says the report contains three major findings:

“A clear, overemphasis on on time performance to the detriment of safety, combined with an ineffective safety department and poor safety culture, and ineffective and inadequate training, Szabo says.

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Hudson Valley News
7:35 am
Wed February 19, 2014

NTSB Issues Safety Recommendations To Metro-North

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A federal agency has issued safety recommendations following December’s fatal Metro-North commuter train derailment in the Bronx. The recommendations come in the form of a letter to Metro-North’s president.

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Hudson Valley News
8:43 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Senators Urge Congress To Add Funds For Federal Railroad Safety

WASHINGTON – In the wake of the December 1 Metro-North derailment that killed four people and injured over 60 others, two US senators have asked Congress to increase funding to the Federal Railroad Administration for added inspections.

Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) have asked for an increase of $15 million over this year’s sequestered budget, bringing the total in the Obama administration’s request to $185 million for safety and operations.

The additional money would fund 45 more inspectors.

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