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.
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.
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.
A freight train derailment in the Bronx has forced service on Metro-North’s Hudson line to be suspended indefinitely, the transit agency announced Thursday night.
The smell of wet ash was overpowering on Friday morning. The living room is black. There’s a charred bed frame and a telephone on the wall looks like it’s made of Silly Putty.
The agency also said that Long Island Rail Road would restore near-normal service for Monday morning’s commute. Meanwhile, Metro-North train service will remain suspended on Monday.