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.
A union official said Saturday that the Metro-North Rail Road is suffering as it loses many of its most experienced workers who could prevent accidents.
For the first time since it lost power nearly two weeks ago, the line will run at full capacity Monday.
It has been a mess for anyone trying to ride the New Haven Line on the Metro-North Railroad, with the massive power outage earlier this week.
A 21-year-old White Plans woman underwent surgery Wednesday afternoon for serious injuries she suffered after being pushed onto the Metro-North tracks in front of a moving train.
Metro-North Railroad commuters in Stamford say they’re frustrated with continued delays and long travel times.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday approved a nearly $2 billion contract for new cars on the Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road lines.
If the $1.8 billion contract for 584 of the Kawasaki-made electric cars is approved by the MTA this week, they’ll go into service beginning in 2017.