The train tragedy in Spain has raised the concern over whether something similar could happen in the Tri-State Area.
In a press release, New York’s senior senator said last week’s heat wave highlighted the need to strengthen the equipment and make the transit systems more resilient.
Temperatures surged to potentially dangerous levels Thursday with relief from the largest heat wave of the summer still days away.
Overhead wire problems and track issues caused major headaches for commuters Wednesday evening. Most service issues were resolved by 7 p.m. Trains were expected to be running on schedule for Thursday morning’s commute.
Lautenberg’s casket will arrive at the U.S Capitol on Thursday, where it will lie in repose in the Senate chamber before he is interred at Arlington National Cemetery on Friday.
An investment of $185 million is coming to help get Amtrak’s Gateway project rolling, a project that is supposed to create a high-speed rail corridor to alleviate the bottleneck between New York and Newark.
Connecticut officials are calling on the federal government to spend more on rail safety and reliability following the Metro-North Railroad derailment and crash near Bridgeport.
Regular train service has returned to Connecticut, five days after a derailment injured scores of commuters and damaged tracks.
Railroad officials in Connecticut said the morning commute went as well as can be expected following Friday’s train collision that injured 72 people and has shut down service.
Here’s a look at what commuters can expect Monday as the work week gets under way and beyond.
About 700 people were on board the trains when one heading east from New York City’s Grand Central Station to New Haven derailed about 6:10 p.m. just outside Bridgeport, Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials said.
The new engines will be used on the Northeast Corridor between Washington, D.C., and Boston and on Keystone Corridor trains that run between Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pa.
Officials have said the transportation sector, including U.S. railways, remain attractive targets for al-Qaeda.
Transportation to and from the Boston area was virtually shut down Friday morning as the manhunt continued for the second suspect in the marathon bombings.
Authorities in Connecticut said they searched trains in Norwalk and Darien for one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects but didn’t find anything.