The National Transportation Safety Board has removed the union representing Metro-North Railroad operators from the investigation into the deadly derailment in the Bronx this past weekend.
Commuters are advised to expect some possible delays
Attorneys for one of the passengers on the Metro-North train that derailed in the Bronx this past weekend has announced plans to file a lawsuit against the railroad.
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.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been facing tough questions about his whereabouts during the deadly Metro-North train derailment in the Bronx on Sunday morning.
The National Transportation Safety Board on Sunday evening was combing over the scene in the Bronx where four people were killed, and more than 60 were injured, when a Metro-North commuter train derailed.
Passengers aboard the Metro-North train the derailed Sunday morning in the Bronx said they saw passengers tossed out windows and fellow riders die before their eyes as some cars tipped on their sides.
The Metro-North Rail Road has announced a plan to provide shuttle bus service Monday morning, following a derailment on the Hudson Line in the Bronx that left four people dead.
The Spuyten Duyvil curve where the deadly Metro-North derailment happened Sunday was the site of another tragic derailment nearly 132 years ago, which took the life of a New York State senator who is sometimes credited with inventing the sleeping car.
The deadly crash in the Bronx Sunday was the second train derailment in just six months for the Metro-North Railroad, and prevents the rail service with another problem in a year already plagued by safety issues.
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.
Chief Engineer Robert Puciloski, who appeared at the National Transportation Safety Board hearing in Washington, D.C., said the railroad is “behind in several areas,” including a five-year schedule of cyclical maintenance that had not been conducted in the area of the Bridgeport derailment since 2005.
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) was pushing Saturday for Con Edison to take responsibility for the power failure on the Metro-North New Haven line last month.
Con Edison President Craig Ivey and MTA Metro-North Railroad President Howard Permut testified Monday in Bridgeport during a congressional field hearing organized by Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal.
Trains with open space rather than doors between cars, dedicated busways, and new “smart chip” systems to replace the current MetroCard system were among the ideas floated in a recent report outlining the needs of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in the 20 years to come.