Metro-North Rail Road
Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Tuesday he is introducing federal legislation that would require the nation’s passenger and freight rail systems, including Metro-North, to adopt what he calls “life-saving technology.”
There were 139 violations since 2004, Blumenthal said. Per 100 miles of track, Metro-North had five times the number of safety defects than any other commuter railroad in the country, he added.
Tie, a shepherd/collie mix, was adopted over the weekend by the Miller family. Animal Care & Control of NYC said it received more than 100 queries about Tie and approximately three dozen applications for the dog.
Tie started her journey at a rail yard on 149th Street in the Bronx and chased the train about a mile and a half to the 125th Street station in Harlem, where MTA officers Luis Alvarez and Errold Borges rescued her.
A Metro-North train was forced to slow down on Tuesday thanks to a dog that decided to chase the train into Manhattan from the South Bronx.
A disabled train caused major delays on the NJ TRANSIT rail system Tuesday night, just in time for the evening rush.
The train tragedy in Spain has raised the concern over whether something similar could happen in the Tri-State Area.
Data from Metro-North revealed that some engineers are running the red lights at which they are supposed to be stopping.