The parents of the engineer on the Metro-North train involved in the deadly crash and fire this week could not believe their son made it out alive.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the Metropolitan Transportation Authority worked non-stop to rebuild the damaged section of track.
Commuters confronted delays and crowded conditions on the Harlem Line Wednesday following a deadly train accident in Valhalla on Tuesday evening.
Because of an accident that caused a Metro-North Harlem Line train to erupt in flames and left seven people dead, the railroad has set up an alternate service plan for the Wednesday morning rush.
Six people were confirmed dead Tuesday evening, when a Metro-North struck a car and caught fire during the evening rush in Valhalla.
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.
Service on the Metro-North Railroad was disrupted Wednesday evening after a derailment at Grand Central Terminal.
Trains were delayed on the Metro-North Harlem Line Monday evening, after a car ended up on the tracks in Valhalla.
Metro-North says the new schedules are “designed to provide substantially improved performance and reliability while accommodating new safety measures.”
After installing a new signal system last November, Metro-North says a computer glitch is causing railroad crossing gates to operate incorrectly.
Around 7:45 p.m., the computers that run the railroad’s signal system lost power when one of two main power supply units was taken out of service for replacement.
According to Metro-North, a signal issue caused the service outage.
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.
The Metro-North train that derailed while rounding a riverside curve in the Bronx was traveling at 82 mph at the time, a federal official said Monday.
The Metro-North Rail Road will continue to provide shuttle buses and direct Hudson Line commuters to subway trains Tuesday, following the derailment in the Bronx that left four people dead.