The engineer driving an Amtrak train wasn’t using his cellphone in the moments before the train derailed in Philadelphia last month, deepening the mystery of what caused the accident.
Federal investigators said a poorly welded joint in a Con Edison gas line and a break in an old city sewer line were the likely causes of the blast.
Officials said calls were made, texts were sent and data was used the day of the accident, but they haven’t determined if that activity took place while the train was being operated.
Amtrak trains began rolling on the busy Northeast Corridor early Monday, the first time in almost a week following a deadly crash in Philadelphia.
Amtrak said Saturday that it will cooperate, after the Federal Railroad Administration announced a crackdown following the fatal derailment in Philadelphia this week.
In the wake of Tuesday night’s horrific train crash outside of Philadelphia, there are demands for a host of new passenger safety measures, including the possibility of installing seat belts.
Oil trains are rumbling down the tracks in big numbers thanks to fracking out west and the NTSB says the tanker cars are an accident waiting to happen.
The National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday said a plane that skidded off the runway at LaGuardia Airport last month began veering off course six seconds after touching down.
A pilot told investigators that a plane that skidded off the runway failed to slow down as it landed at LaGuardia Airport and went on to skid off the runway last week.
On Friday, investigators downloaded the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorders as they investigate the accident that left six passengers with minor injuries.
The National Transportation Safety Board on Friday said the engineer and conductor in the Metro-North accident and fire this week went out of their way to bring as many passengers to safety as possible.
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.
Friends and family will say goodbye to SUV driver Ellen Brody and train passenger Eric Vandercar.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the Metropolitan Transportation Authority worked non-stop to rebuild the damaged section of track.
The crash Tuesday evening involved a Harlem Line train and a SUV that was stopped on the tracks at a crossing on Commerce Street in Valhalla.