Report Says Metro-North Derailment Caused $9 Million In Damage
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Officials said Tuesday that the Metro-North derailment in the Bronx caused more than $9 million in damage.
The railroad said the amount covers repairs or replacement for the locomotive, the seven coaches, and the tracks.
The preliminary report on the deadly train derailment in December does not draw any conclusions about what caused the wreck.
It has no major revelations about what happened when the Metro-North commuter train went off the tracks Dec. 1, killing four and injuring dozens.
The report restates previous findings that the train was traveling at 82 mph on a curve that had a 30 mph speed limit. It also repeats that no mechanical problems have been found.
Representatives of the train’s engineer have said he may have lost focus at the controls. The preliminary report doesn’t address that issue.
An NTSB spokesman says new information and a conclusion are probably months away.
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