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Metro-North derailment

Riders get off at the Metro-North Spuyten-Duyvil station on Aug. 27, 2014. (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

MTA Report: Metro-North Sacrificed Safety For On-Time Performance

Riders are weighing in on findings from a new report saying Metro-North has sacrificed safety for on-time performance.

08/27/2014

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

NTSB: Engineer In Fatal Metro-North Derailment Has ‘Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea’

A medical document made available Monday by the National Transportation Safety Board said engineer William Rockefeller has “severe obstructive sleep apnea.”

04/07/2014

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

Federal Review: Metro-North ‘Routinely’ Put On-Time Performance Ahead Of Safety

“Metro-North must never compromise safety in the interests of the reliability of its train schedule or the efficiency in its railroad operations,” said the report released Friday.

03/14/2014

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Metro-North Commuters To Air Complaints

Metro-North commuters will have a chance to ask questions of the state’s top transportation official about rail service that has faced criticism in the last few months.

02/18/2014

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

Metro-North Derailment Report Reaches No Conclusions Yet

A preliminary report by federal investigators on last year’s deadly train derailment in the Bronx does not draw any conclusions about what caused the wreck.

01/14/2014

Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) discuss a plan for video monitoring of train operators. (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Senators: Rule Planned To Monitor Train Operators On Video

The Federal Railroad Administration is planning to propose a rule that might require the installation of video cameras aboard trains to monitor drivers and record accidents or unsafe behavior, U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said Sunday.

01/12/2014

A runner dons a 'Boston Strong' shirt while waving an American flag. (credit: Monica Miller)

The Top 13 News Stories Of 2013

We have a new pope, a new mayor-elect and more time to enjoy those large, sugary drinks. Here are our picks for the 13 biggest news stories from 2013, in order of when they occurred.

12/31/2013

The senators called for more funding to FRA. (Credit: WCBS 880)

Senators Push For More Safety Inspectors Following Metro-North Derailment

Sens. Charles Schumer and Richard Blumenthal are calling for more funding for railroad safety inspections following the fatal Metro-North derailment.

12/15/2013

Commuters wait for their train in the Union Square subway station March 9, 2009.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Straphangers Campaign Lists Best & Worst Transit Events Of 2013

“The year was – and for years to come will likely be – dominated by the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy,” the group’s Gene Russianoff said in a statement.

12/11/2013

Victims Donna L. Smith, James G. Lovell, James M. Ferrari, and Ahn Kisook (Credit: CBS 2)

Last Victim Of Metro-North Derailment Laid To Rest

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.

12/07/2013

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

Report: Derailed Metro-North Train Had Safety Alarm Installed In Rear Car

The locomotive at the rear of the wrecked train was equipped with an “alerter” system, which can automatically apply the brakes if the engineer is unresponsive and doesn’t react to an alarm. There was no such alarm in the engineer’s cab.

12/05/2013

Commuters disembark a Metro North train at Grand Central Terminal on December 2, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Metro-North: Full Hudson Line Service To Run Thursday

Crews from Metro-North Railroad finished reconstructing a second track near the Spuyten Duyvil station, allowing resumption of full service Thursday morning, the MTA said.

12/04/2013

Close-up of the damage from the Conn. Metro-North collision. (credit: Fairfield Police)

Conn. Transit Advocate: Metro-North Not Transparent About ‘Slow Orders’

Jim Cameron complains the railroad has not been open and honest about the fact that scheduled routes have increased by anywhere from two to 10 minutes because of track work.

11/26/2013

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

Rail Workers Injured In Metro-North Crash Hire Lawyer

The engineers of the two trains involved are among the clients of George Cahill, a New Haven-based railroad law attorney.

05/23/2013