The U.S. Department of Transportation is demanding immediate safety improvements from Metro-North following the deadly train derailment in the Bronx.
The Metro-North train that derailed while rounding a riverside curve in the Bronx was traveling at 82 mph at the time, a federal official said Monday.
The Metro-North Rail Road will continue to provide shuttle buses and direct Hudson Line commuters to subway trains Tuesday, following the derailment in the Bronx that left four people dead.
Jim Cameron complains the railroad has not been open and honest about the fact that scheduled routes have increased by anywhere from two to 10 minutes because of track work.
Spokesman Aaron Donovan said the copper theft caused nearly 10 cancellations during the morning rush.
The accident came less than two weeks after a train derailed in Bridgeport, injuring more than 70 people and disrupting service for days on the railroad used by tens of thousands of commuters north of New York City.
Regular train service has returned to Connecticut, five days after a derailment injured scores of commuters and damaged tracks.
Hundreds of app developers and other tech whizzes gathered in Brooklyn this weekend for a contest to create apps for transit riders.
The LIRR said crews have already replaced 1,600 concrete ties that were damaged when the train derailed Monday at Rego Park, destroying nearly a mile of track.
Specialized machinery has been working to dig up the nearly 1,600 damaged concrete railroad ties to replace them with fresh ones.
Crews have been clearing snow and getting mass transit back up and running across the Tri-State area after some rail and bus service was halted by the blizzard.
As we’ve seen over the past week plus, weather can’t bring New York City to a grinding halt. So, despite the foul weather of a nor’easter, the MTA’s Aaron Donovan says the agency will hold its first fare hike hearing tonight at 5 p.m.
Aaron Donovan, a spokesman for the MTA, declared the new number “simply makes it easier to get to where you need to go.”