Derailment

A Metro-North Harlem Line train hit a car and caught fire in Valhalla on Tuesday, Feb. 3. (Credit: Tracee Carrasco/CBS2)

Previous Metro-North Accidents Have Prompted Demands For Better Safety

The Metro-North train accident and fire that left six people dead in Valhalla Tuesday followed a string of incidents that have led to demands for safety improvements on the railroad.

02/03/2015

An M-8 rail car on the Metro-North Railroad's  New Haven line (file/credit: Patrick Cashin/MTA)

NTSB Recommends Metro-North Replace Bolts On Brand New Rail Cars

A federal report stemming from the investigation into the May 2013 derailment of a Metro-North Railroad train in Bridgeport says bolts on brand-new M-8 cars are too weak.

02/03/2015

A CSX train partially derailed in South Philadelphia on Jan. 31, 2015 (Credit: CBS2)

Hazmat Gives All Clear After Train Carrying Crude Oil Derails In South Philadelphia

Hazmat crews were called in after 11 tanker cars went off the track just after 3 a.m. Saturday.

01/31/2015

Sen. Charles Schumer is demanding that both the LIRR and Metro-North test their engineers for sleep apnea. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Schumer Wants LIRR, Not Just Metro-North, To Screen Engineers For Sleep Apnea

Sen. Charles Schumer is demanding that both of New York’s big commuter railroads — not just the one that suffered a fatal derailment — test their engineers for sleep apnea, the disorder blamed for the 2013 accident.

01/30/2015

(Photo courtesy of anonymous passenger)

Derailment At Grand Central Snags Metro-North Trains, Leaves Riders Shaken

Service on the Metro-North Railroad was disrupted Wednesday evening after a derailment at Grand Central Terminal.

01/28/2015

Crews work to re-rail an F train that derailed on Friday, May 2, 2014. 
(credit: Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin/Flickr)

MTA Calls For Disciplinary Action In Queens F Train Derailment Back In May

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.

12/12/2014

Aftermath of the fatal Metro-North Railroad derailment, as seen from Chopper 880 on Dec. 2, 2013. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

NTSB Adopts Proposals After Metro-North Accidents

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.

11/19/2014

Aftermath of the fatal Metro-North Railroad derailment, as seen from Chopper 880 on Dec. 2, 2013. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

NTSB: Engineer’s Sleepiness Caused Deadly Bronx Metro-North Train Derailment

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.

10/28/2014

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Freight Locomotive Derails, Spills Fuel In Maspeth, Queens

A freight locomotive derailed and spilled several gallons of fuel Tuesday evening in Maspeth, Queens.

10/07/2014

An NJ TRANSIT train derailed in Montclair, New Jersey on Tuesday, Aug. 19. (Credit: Patrick Del Negro)

NJ TRANSIT Train Derails, Snags Montclair-Boonton Line

An NJ TRANSIT train derailed during the Tuesday evening rush in Montclair, New Jersey.

08/19/2014

The PATH station at Journal Square in Jersey City - Dec. 4, 2012 (credit: Monica Miller / WCBS 880)

4 Hurt After PATH Train Derails In Harrison

The train was heading into Newark when it hit a box truck Sunday night, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said.

07/14/2014

Metro-North Railroad Train (credit: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Metro-North Says Most Safety Upgrades Are Complete

The Metro-North Railroad said Wednesday that it has completed most of its priorities to improve safety following a series of accidents last year.

06/11/2014

A train derailed in the Tottenville section of Staten Island on May 29, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

2 Hurt After Minor Train Derailment In Staten Island

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says the train went off the tracks when it hit a “bumping block” at the station.

05/29/2014

Emergency workers remove a dead body from the wreckage after a Metro-North commuter train derailed just north of the Spuyten Duyvil station December 1, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Multiple injuries and at least 4 deaths were reported after the seven car train left the tracks as it was heading to Grand Central Terminal along the Hudson River line.  (Photo by Christopher Gregory/Getty Images)

911 Dispatchers Mistook Deadly Metro-North Derailment For Fire, Records Say

New evidence revealed Thursday evening indicated that the problems with the New York City 911 system are worse than previously thought.

05/22/2014

Metro-North Railroad Train (credit: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Major Safety Reforms Announced For Metro-North Railroad

Six months after a deadly derailment in the Bronx, the Metro-North Railroad has announced a series of sweeping safety reforms.

05/15/2014

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