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Aftermath of the fatal Metro-North Railroad derailment, as seen from Chopper 880 on Dec. 2, 2013. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

Metro-North Derailment Report Reaches No Conclusions Yet

A preliminary report by federal investigators on last year’s deadly train derailment in the Bronx does not draw any conclusions about what caused the wreck.

01/14/2014

Metro-North crews working on Tuesday, Dec. 3, to rebuild tracks that were damaged in the Dec. 1 derailment in the Bronx. (Credit: MTA)

Federal Inspectors Begin 60-Day Safety Assessment Of Metro-North

The effort will assess a broad range of practices at Metro-North, including oversight of engineers, fatigue management programs and medical requirements for crew members.

12/16/2013

Metro-North crews working on Tuesday, Dec. 3, to rebuild tracks that were damaged in Sunday's derailment in the Bronx. (Credit: MTA)

New Metro-North Safety Measures In Place Following Fatal Train Derailment

The MTA said the new protections will warn engineers of approaching speed reductions and automatically apply the train’s emergency brakes if speed is not lowered to the 30 mph maximum in the curve.

12/09/2013

Several people were killed and dozens injured when a Metro-North commuter train derailed  in the Bronx on Dec. 1, 2013, fire officials said. (credit: CBS 2)

Feds Issue Emergency Order To Metro-North Railroad Following ‘Serious Overspeed Event’

The order requires Metro-North to modify its signal system to ensure speed limits are followed.

12/06/2013

A Metro-North commuter train lies in the brush near the Hudson River after it derailed just north of the Spuyten Duyvil station December 1, 2013 in the Bronx. (Photo by Christopher Gregory/Getty Images)

Union Cut From Derailment Investigation Over Remarks About Engineer

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.

12/03/2013

NTSB investigators retrieve a black box event recorder from the derailed Metro North train. (Credit: NTSB)

NTSB Official: Metro-North Train Was Speeding At 82 Mph When It Derailed

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.

12/02/2013

Trains following a collision on Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line - May 17, 2013 (credit: Fairfield PD)

Railroad Official: Metro-North Far Behind On Maintenance

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.

11/07/2013

Seastreak Ferry damaged in hard-docking in Lower Manhattan (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Settlements Reached In Manhattan Commuter Ferry Crash

More than 80 people were injured in when the boat struck a pier, including one seriously.

10/30/2013

Connecticut Plane Crash Debris

Houses Struck By Plane In Connecticut To Be Torn Down

Authorities on Sunday were making plans to tear down two East Haven, Conn., houses into which an airplane crashed Friday.

08/11/2013

A Southwest Airlines flight remains on runway 4 after the plane's landing gear collapsed shortly after touching down on the runway, at LaGuardia Airport. (credit: Andy Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Report: Plane Was Almost On Ground When Pilot Took Control At LaGuardia

The pilot of a Southwest Airlines plane that made a hard landing at LaGuardia Airport took control from the first officers just 400 feet from the ground, according to a report Tuesday.

08/06/2013

NTSB investigators on the scene of a Metro-North train derailment and crash in Connecticut. (credit: NTSB/Flickr)

Federal Hearing To Be Held For 2 Recent Conn. Metro-North Incidents

On May 17, an eastbound train derailed and was struck by a westbound train just outside of Bridgeport, injuring 73 passengers, two engineers and a conductor. On May 28, a track foreman was struck and killed by a train in West Haven.

07/31/2013

(credit: CBS 2)

NTSB Considering New Safety Recommendations For School Buses

The NTSB was meeting Tuesday to consider a report on the probable cause of a February 2012 accident near Chesterfield, N.J., in which a dump truck slammed into the rear left side of a school bus.

07/23/2013

Crews work Friday, July 19 to remove derailed freight cars and repair damaged right-of-way along Metro-North Railroad's Hudson Line in the Bronx after derailment the previous evening. MTA Photo by Joseph P. Chan

Metro-North Hudson Line Back On Track With ‘Scattered Delays’

The railroad says all trains are running with scattered delays of up to 15 minutes until 10 p.m. After 10 p.m., bus service will connect commuters to shuttle train service.

07/22/2013

Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 Crashes At San Francisco Airport

San Francisco TV Station, NTSB Issue Apologies Following Asiana Airlines Prank

A KTVU anchor read along as the following names were displayed on the screen during the station’s Friday noon broadcast: Captain Sum Ting Wong, Wi Tu Lo, Ho Lee Fuk, Bang Ding Ow.

07/12/2013

Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 Crashes At San Francisco Airport

San Francisco Plane Crash Blamed For Third Death

The girl had been in critical condition since arriving at the hospital Saturday after the plane crashed, killing two others and leaving others in critical condition.

07/12/2013

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