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April 17, 2014

Metro-North names 3 to top operating posts

Glen Hayden named VP, engineering; Michael J. Yaeger as chief mechanical officer; and Kevin J. O’Connor as chief transportation officer.


April 10, 2014

NJ Transit safety review spurred by Metro-North crash

The agency’s executive director says she doesn't believe safety has taken a backseat at the agency, but that the review is necessary. However, a union representative says that the system does not emphasize safety.


April 9, 2014

Metro-North engineer in fatal derailment had sleep apnea, NTSB says

The NTSB's investigation discovered during a post-accident sleep evaluation that William Rockefeller Jr. had "severe obstructive sleep apnea," according to documents released Monday.


April 9, 2014

NTSB opens docket on Metro-North derailment

Included are crew interview transcripts, engineer medical information, rules compliance testing records, and track inspection and signal records.


March 26, 2014

Metro-North completes fed-mandated signal system changes

With the announced completion of work at the Devon Bridge in Stratford, Conn., last Thursday all the signal modifications ordered by the FRA in December are now complete, well before the Sept. 1, 2014 deadline.


March 20, 2014

Metro-North, LIRR to install video/audio recorders

Meanwhile, both railroads are working together to procure and install Positive Train Control as quickly as possible.


March 14, 2014

Metro-North prioritized on-time performance over safety, review says

The FRA assessment found management emphasizes on-time performance to the detriment of safe operations and adequate maintenance of its infrastructure, resulting in a deficient safety culture, increased risk and reduced safety on the Metro-North system.


February 26, 2014

N.Y. MTA program to improve worker, passenger safety

Chairman/CEO Thomas F. Prendergast announced he is creating the position of chief safety officer, a new senior management post reporting directly to the chairman/CEO, to ensure safety is a top priority throughout all MTA operations.


February 19, 2014

Feds call on Metro-North to use recorders and speed signs

Recommends inward and outward facing audio and image recorders and the installation of approach permanent speed restrictions signs along the right-of-ways.


January 24, 2014

Metro-North riders stranded in cold

Downed wires left nearly 200 riders in in 10-degree weather for about two hours on Thursday. The train lost power and heat, but the railcars had been warm beforehand and temperatures inside the cars never fell below freezing, officials say.


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