The focus has pointed increasingly to human error in the investigation into the deadly Metro-North train derailment in the Bronx, after a union officials said the engineer “nodded off” at the controls and “zoned out” before the accident.
Safety officials have championed what’s known as positive train control technology for decades, but the railroad industry has sought to postpone having to install it because of the high cost and technological issues.
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.
Survivors of the deadly Metro-North train derailment say they feel lucky to have gotten out alive. One of those survivors describes the horror– and the severity — of the accident.
The MTA identified the victims Sunday as Donna L. Smith, 54, of Newburgh; James G. Lovell, 58, of Cold Spring; James M. Ferrari, 59, of Montrose; and Ahn Kisook, 35, of Queens.
The Metro-North Rail Road will continue to provide shuttle buses and direct Hudson Line commuters to subway trains Tuesday, following the derailment in the Bronx that left four people dead.
For the thousands of people in the Tri-State area who use a train to commute the question of where to sit doesn’t usually involve safety concerns.
Four people were killed and more than 60 were injured in the early Sunday morning crash when a train from Poughkeepsie to Grand Central traveling on the Hudson line derailed.
Rita Anya Nara, author of The Anxious Traveler said Monday that it is a common reaction for crash survivors to have trouble getting back on a train.
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.
Niculae Petre, Dorin Husa, Valer Zaharia, and Teodora Zaharia, are accused of stealing customers’ PIN numbers and other financial information.
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.
Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said the suspects placed “skimming” devices and hidden cameras near ticket vending machines in Chappaqua, Sea Cliff, Bayside, Great Neck, Merillon Avenue, and Greenvale stations.
Nearly two weeks after a failed electrical circuit cut power to the New Haven line, service returned to a full schedule of trains for rush-hour Monday morning to Grand Central Terminal.
Crews were preparing this weekend for the full resumption of service on the Metro-North New Haven Line, nearly two weeks after a power meltdown caused a major service disruption.