The accident came less than two weeks after a train derailed in Bridgeport, injuring more than 70 people and disrupting service for days on the railroad used by tens of thousands of commuters north of New York City.
Starting Friday afternoon, the Long Island Rail Road will be running its new express service to the east end of the island.
The wrecked Metro-North trains from the accident last week that left dozens of people injured were set to be removed from the tracks in Connecticut Sunday.
While many commuters are looking forward to the Long Island Rail Road’s expansion into Grand Central Terminal, those in one Long Island town are a bit wary.
The new engines will be used on the Northeast Corridor between Washington, D.C., and Boston and on Keystone Corridor trains that run between Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pa.
Transportation to and from the Boston area was virtually shut down Friday morning as the manhunt continued for the second suspect in the marathon bombings.
There is once again a high terror alert in New York City. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Tuesday they are taking no chances that an attack similar to the Boston Marathon bombings could happen here.
New York City subway riders make choices every day. Stand and grab a rail? Squeeze between two seated passengers? Give up your seat to a pregnant woman?
At its monthly board meeting Wednesday, the agency approved paying another $28 million to a Canadian company to repair locomotives damaged when the rail yard where they were housed was flooded in late October.
Federal officials announced those using federal dollars for major renovations to homes or businesses will now have to follow new uniform rules.
Cameron told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau that he feels the governor is taking aim at the council because of how outspoken Cameron is about Malloy at times.
NJ TRANSIT on Wednesday approved $17 million in contracts for companies that are already involved in post-Superstorm Sandy repair work.
The agency fixed an electric substation that, like much of the Hoboken Terminal, was decimated in Sandy. The substation provides power to trains.
Robert Ferrari at the North White Plains station is thinking about a bid on the space where he’s supplied commuters with newspapers and coffee for 23 years.
A spokesman says riders can interact with members of NJ TRANSIT’s executive management team – including the head of rail operations for Penn Station in Manhattan.