Metro-North Railroad

Metro-North engineer William Rockefeller is loaded into an ambulance after a train derailment in the Bronx, Dec. 1, 2013. (credit: REUTERS via CBS 2)

No Criminal Charges For Engineer In Deadly 2013 Metro-North Derailment

There will be no criminal charges for the Metro-North Railroad engineer who was behind the controls during a deadly derailment in the Bronx in 2013.

05/14/2015

A Metro-North train enters a station in Bridgeport, Conn. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Connecticut Lawmakers To Hear From Metro-North President At Operations Briefing

State Rep. Gail Lavielle, of Wilton, said she plans to press for an update on providing Wi-Fi for every passenger who needs to work on a laptop while traveling on the train.

05/11/2015

An LIRR train arrives at the Bethpage station. (credit: Getty Images)

Federal Loan Agreement Reached To Install Safety Technology On Metro-North, LIRR Trains

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said Wednesday the Federal Railroad Administration and MTA agreed on a $967 million loan to install Positive Train Control technology.

05/07/2015

FILE -- Metro-North Railroad Train (credit: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

School Bus Driver Ticketed After Close Call At Metro-North Railroad Crossing In Chappaqua

Police say it happened at the Roaring Brook Road crossing in Chappaqua. Two students and a bus monitor were on board.

05/05/2015

LIRR conductor waves from train window/file (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

MTA Campaign Tells Commuter Rail Riders ‘Groom At Home,’ ‘Keep Your Feet Off The Seat’

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is expanding its “Courtesy Counts” to both Metro-North and the Long Island Rail Road.

04/22/2015

FILE -- Metro-North crews work on Dec. 3, 2013, to rebuild tracks that were damaged in a train derailment in the Bronx two days earlier. (Credit: MTA)

Audit: Metro-North Repair Crews Get Little Supervision

A transportation official says railroad maintenance crews get little or no supervision and fail to document their work on the commuter line where six people died in a fiery crash in February.

04/13/2015

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announces the indictments of 13 people in an alleged heroin ring on March 26, 2015. (credit: Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's Office)

Authorities: Heroin Ring Used Metro-North Trains, Greyhound Bus

The group’s purported kingpin, Brian Bacon, 52, had his son, Tamar Dillard, 37, use trains to transport heroin from Harlem to Newburgh, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said.

03/26/2015

Metro-North Railroad

Cops: Driver Crashes Through Crossing Arm To Avoid Collision With Metro-North Train

A driver got stuck between railroad crossing gates and escaped, not far from the crossing where a fiery crash between a train and another car killed six people last month, police said.

03/08/2015

A train and a truck collided in December 2013 at a crossing in West Nyack, N.Y. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Railroad Regulators: Issue More Tickets To Drivers At Grade Crossings

National railroad regulators are asking local police departments to issue more tickets to drivers who ignore warnings at grade crossings.

03/03/2015

An M-8 rail car on the Metro-North Railroad's  New Haven line (file/credit: Patrick Cashin/MTA)

Metro-North Conductor Shoved By Commuter In Fare Dispute

A spokeswoman for Metro-North Railroad says a conductor was shoved by a commuter in a fare dispute, prompting police to clear the train of riders.

02/20/2015

Sen. Charles Schumer calls for the CDC to make measles shots more accessible during a news conference Feb. 8, 2015, in Manhattan. (credit: TV 10/55)

Schumer, Blumenthal Propose More Funding For Railroad Crossing Safety

Sens. Charles Schumer and Richard Blumenthal spoke at Grand Central Terminal, the departing point for the Metro-North Railroad train that crashed into a car earlier this month in Valhalla, in Westchester County.

02/15/2015

The board at the New Haven station on May 16, 2014. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Connecticut Lawmakers Mull Measure Seeking To Replace Metro-North

State Transportation Commissioner James Redeker has cautioned legislators against replacing Metro-North Railroad as the operator of the New Haven line linking Connecticut to New York City.

02/12/2015

Photo of car interior showing third rail pieces in the passenger compartment of the Metro-North train that crashed on Tuesday, Feb. 3. (Credit: National Transportation Safety Board)

Investigators Examine Unique Feature Of Metro-North Third Rail After Accident

Five passengers were killed in the Metro-North train accident and fire this week when the electrified third rail dislodged from the tracks and entered the lead car.

02/06/2015

Investigators on the scene of the Metro-North train crash in Valhalla, NY on Feb. 4, 2014. (credit: CBS2)

Experts Offer Railroad, Driving Safety Tips Following Metro-North Crash

Rail passengers can improve their safety by familiarizing themselves with emergency procedures, a commuter advocate says.

02/04/2015

First responders work at the scene of a train accident on February 3, 2015 in Valhalla, New York. A Metro-North commutor train carrying hundreds of passengers struck a vehicle at a railroad crossing killing at least seven people and injuring many more. (Photo by Andrew Delaney/Getty Images)

Shuttle Bus Plan In Place For Morning Rush After Deadly Metro-North Accident

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.

02/04/2015

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