train derailment

New England News
7:57 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Amtrak Train Derails Outside Of Boston Killing Two People

Two people were killed when an Amtrak train carrying 180 passengers partially derailed last night after colliding with a truck in Mansfield, Massachusetts, outside Boston. No one on the train was injured, but the two occupants of the vehicle confirmed dead by the MBTA police. The train bound for Boston from Washington was forced off the tracks after striking the vehicle in what local police are referring to as a “very large crime scene.” Amtrak tweeted that service has been restored.

New England News
4:21 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Freight train Derails In Conn., No One Injured

A freight train derailed on tracks owned by the Housatonic Railroad Company in Sheffield, Mass. in April 2013.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

Officials with the Housatonic Railroad say a buildup of ice caused a freight train engine to derail at a private crossing in New Milford, Connecticut.

The engine was pulling a freight train southbound when it derailed Wednesday morning. No one was injured.

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New England News
4:59 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Reorganized Metro-North Panel Off To Rocky Start

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A commuter advocacy group reorganized by the Connecticut legislature to broaden its oversight beyond Metro-North Railroad lacks members but not criticism.

Two top state lawmakers say expanding the panel to oversee two other rail lines — one of which is not yet running — has complicated the work of the Connecticut Rail Commuter Council.

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Hudson Valley News
12:18 pm
Sat December 7, 2013

House Reps Call For Hearing On Rail Safety

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Four congressional representatives are calling for a House committee and subcommittee to hold a hearing on rail safety. Their urging comes following the fatal Metro-North commuter train derailment in the Bronx December 1.

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Hudson Valley News
12:41 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

NY Congressman's Telephone Town Hall Included Talk About Rail Safety

The aftermath of Sunday’s fatal train derailment prompted questions from half the callers in a New York congressman’s telephone town hall Tuesday night.

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Hudson Valley News
9:40 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

NY Congressman Introduces A Bill To Help Finance Automated Train System

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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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Hudson Valley News
1:37 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Veteran Reporter And Mental Health Expert Discuss Train Derailment

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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.

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New England News
12:54 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Bronx Derailment Highlights Need for Safety in Proposed Berkshire Rail

A freight train derailed in Sheffield, Mass. in April 2013.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

Investigators are looking into the cause of a New York City train derailment that killed four people and injured at least 60.

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Hudson Valley News
11:37 pm
Sun December 1, 2013

Putnam Man Who Died In Train Derailment Was On His Way To Work

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the people killed after a Metro-North train derailed was an audio technician headed to midtown Manhattan to work on the famed Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center.

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New York News
2:23 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Schumer: Address Freight Train Derailment Risks

Senator Chuck Schumer.

In reaction to the wreck in Quebec that has killed 47 people, New York’s senior U.S. Senator Charles Schumer was in downtown Albany with Mayor Jerry Jennings Monday afternoon to discuss train safety. Already this week, Schumer has asked the federal government to step in to find a solution to recent breakdowns in New York City’s subways and commuter rails following three breakdowns in the past month. Schumer says shipping oil has economic benefits, but must be done safely.

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