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.
Riders are weighing in on findings from a new report saying Metro-North has sacrificed safety for on-time performance.
The Metro-North Railroad said Wednesday that it has completed most of its priorities to improve safety following a series of accidents last year.
New evidence revealed Thursday evening indicated that the problems with the New York City 911 system are worse than previously thought.
A medical document made available Monday by the National Transportation Safety Board said engineer William Rockefeller has “severe obstructive sleep apnea.”
Riders complained about service delays caused by electrical problems, crowded trains and heating and cooling problems.
Officials said Tuesday that the Metro-North derailment in the Bronx caused more than $9 million in damage.
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.
The stepped-up effort comes two weeks after a deadly Metro-North 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.
The final funeral service was planned for Saturday for one of the four passengers killed in the Metro-North derailment in the Bronx last weekend.
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.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been facing tough questions about his whereabouts during the deadly Metro-North train derailment in the Bronx on Sunday morning.
The horror of the Metro-North train derailment in the Bronx Sunday was marked by some inspiring stories of bravery.
The National Transportation Safety Board on Sunday evening was combing over the scene in the Bronx where four people were killed, and more than 60 were injured, when a Metro-North commuter train derailed.