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.
A published report said Monday night that the president of the Metro-North Railroad has decided to step down.
The stepped-up effort comes two weeks after a deadly Metro-North train derailment.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced plans Sunday night that it plans to make immediate safety improvements on the Metro-North Railroad, a week after a derailment in the Bronx left four people dead.
The final funeral service was planned for Saturday for one of the four passengers killed in the Metro-North derailment in the Bronx last weekend.
Funerals were held Friday for Jim Lovell and Donna Smith, victims of the Metro-North train derailment in the Bronx.
Three survivors of the Metro-North derailment have filed lawsuits against the railroad.
The engineer who was at the controls when a train derailed and left four people dead this past weekend has been suspended without pay.
The U.S. Department of Transportation is demanding immediate safety improvements from Metro-North following the deadly train derailment in the Bronx.