Officials Investigating Cause Of LIRR Train Collision Near Jamaica StationNo injuries were reported, but it took first responders nearly two hours to get all of the passengers off of both trains
Federal Hearing To Be Held For 2 Recent Conn. Metro-North IncidentsOn 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.
911 Calls Show Passengers Remained Calm Aboard Metro-North Trains Involved In CollisionWithin seconds, the first caller to 911 had first responders heading in the right direction with accurate information about the derailment and collision.
Conn. Rail Council Wants Answers On Bridgeport Derailment As Dissolution NearsIt will be up to Gov. Dannel Malloy and legislative leaders to appoint members to the new Connecticut Commuter Rail Council.
NTSB: Track Inspection Found Problems 2 Days Before Metro-North CrashThe inspection on May 15 found an insulated rail joint with inadequate supporting ballast and indications of vertical movement of the track system, the NTSB said.
Rail Workers Injured In Metro-North Crash Hire LawyerThe engineers of the two trains involved are among the clients of George Cahill, a New Haven-based railroad law attorney.