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Several people were killed and dozens injured when a Metro-North commuter train derailed  in the Bronx on Dec. 1, 2013, fire officials said. (credit: CBS 2)

Federal Railroad Administration Issues Safety Advisory Following Metro-North Derailment

Railroads nationwide have lessons to learn about speed limits and the importance of communication between crew members after the deadly derailment of a Metro-North train earlier this month, federal regulators said Wednesday.

12/11/2013

Metro-North crews working on Tuesday, Dec. 3, to rebuild tracks that were damaged in Sunday's derailment in the Bronx. (Credit: MTA)

New Metro-North Safety Measures In Place Following Fatal Train Derailment

The MTA said the new protections will warn engineers of approaching speed reductions and automatically apply the train’s emergency brakes if speed is not lowered to the 30 mph maximum in the curve.

12/09/2013

Metro-North crews working on Tuesday, Dec. 3, to rebuild tracks that were damaged in Sunday's derailment in the Bronx. (Credit: MTA)

MTA Announces Plans For Immediate Improvements On Metro-North

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.

12/08/2013

MTA Derailment Video

Feds Blast Metro-North, Call Recent Accidents ‘Unacceptable’

The U.S. Department of Transportation is demanding immediate safety improvements from Metro-North following the deadly train derailment in the Bronx.

12/04/2013

Trains following a collision on Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line - May 17, 2013 (credit: Fairfield PD)

Blumenthal To Head Up Rail Safety Hearing In Wake Of Derailment, Death

The fact that the NTSB has said that it will take a year and a half to issue a probable cause finding for the derailment and crash is outrageous, Sen. Richard Blumenthal told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau.

06/18/2013

Penn Station - New York, NY (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

High-Speed Rail Could Come To Northeast Corridor In 2040

The Federal Railroad Administration is considering several options to improve rail service in the heavily-traveled Northeast Corridor.

04/03/2013

(credit: CBS Philly)

N.J. Bridge Where Train Derailed To Be Replaced

A movable bridge in Paulsboro, N.J., where a freight train derailed last year will be replaced.

03/02/2013

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