An official report Friday said multiple track defects were to blame for a derailment on the F Train in Queens this past spring, which left 30 riders and two employees injured.
The NTSB approved all the conclusions and recommendations in a staff report that examined five Metro-North Railroad accidents in New York and Connecticut in 2013 and 2014.
William Rockefeller’s sleepiness was due to a combination of an undiagnosed disorder — sleep apnea — and a drastic shift in his work schedule, the National Transportation Safety Board said.
A freight locomotive derailed and spilled several gallons of fuel Tuesday evening in Maspeth, Queens.
An NJ TRANSIT train derailed during the Tuesday evening rush in Montclair, New Jersey.
The train was heading into Newark when it hit a box truck Sunday night, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said.
The Metro-North Railroad said Wednesday that it has completed most of its priorities to improve safety following a series of accidents last year.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says the train went off the tracks when it hit a “bumping block” at the station.
New evidence revealed Thursday evening indicated that the problems with the New York City 911 system are worse than previously thought.
Six months after a deadly derailment in the Bronx, the Metro-North Railroad has announced a series of sweeping safety reforms.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority investigators have been zeroing in on a recently-installed rail as the cause of a derailment on the F Train last week, and have been trying to determine whether other rails have the same defects.
The derailment happened on the express tracks around 10:40 a.m. in a tunnel about 1,200 feet south from the 65th Street station in Woodside.
The move comes two weeks after a National Transportation Safety Board report revealed that the engineer in December’s deadly derailment has been diagnosed with severe sleep apnea.
Metro-North heating and air conditioning mechanic Samuel Rivera, 39, was aboard the Manhattan-bound train on Dec. 1 when it derailed near the Spuyten Duyvil station.
Officials said Tuesday that the Metro-North derailment in the Bronx caused more than $9 million in damage.