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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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A New York congressman is introducing legislation to help railroads invest in technology that the NTSB says could have prevented Sunday’s fatal Metro-North derailment in the Bronx.  

As National Transportation Safety Board investigators piece together information from Sunday’s Metro-North Hudson Line derailment in the Bronx, some data have already emerged. Here’s the NTSB’s Earl Weener during a press conference Monday.

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As the National Transportation Safety Board investigates the deadliest train derailment New York has seen in more than two decades, alarming details are emerging about just what happened to the Metro North commuter train Sunday morning and why.  

Fatal Train Derailment Breaks Community's Heart

Dec 2, 2013
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Four passengers died in Sunday’s Metro-North Hudson Line train derailment. Three lived across the Hudson Valley – in Orange, Putnam, and Westchester Counties. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has a look at one Hudson River community now choking back tears.

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Federal investigators have recovered a second data recorder at the crash site of Sunday’s Metro-North commuter train derailment in the Bronx. While the public awaits answers about what caused the fatal derailment, a few experts are weighing in about other aspects of the disaster.

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.