News Tagged With: rail-safety
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August 5, 2014

D.C. Streetcar begins training operators in traffic

Transportation officials say each operator will train with supervisors under various traffic scenarios — part of the process in order to be certified to carry passengers.


July 16, 2014

Two Moscow subway workers detained in wake of deadly derailment

Investigators said a new rail switch at the point where the train left the tracks wasn't properly installed during repairs in May and was attached to the rail only by a single 3-millimeter wire, according to the report.


July 15, 2014

20 people killed in Moscow subway derailment

According to a preliminary investigation, three cars derailed in a tunnel in the western part of the city, trapping hundreds of people.


June 13, 2014

Metro-North gives update on rail safety initiatives

Of 32 initiatives established in its Action Plan following the FRA's 45-day investigation, 21 have been fully implemented, seven are in progress and two will be pursued after outside entities submit independent reports.


May 20, 2014

Metro-North announces sweeping series of safety reforms

The reforms address factors identified during several serious safety incidents over the last year, as well as issues identified by an in-depth FRA review of its operating practices that took place this past winter.


May 7, 2014

Slow adoption of modern tech hampers NYC subway, study says

Reliance on antiquated signaling system adds to delays, inefficiency and safety risks, according to a regional research and advocacy group.


May 6, 2014

N.Y. subway rail that snapped in derailment was new

The rail that broke underneath a train in Queens Friday morning was manufactured in the U.S. in November and installed in March.


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

Operation Lifesaver campaign targets risky behavior near tracks

The See Tracks? Think Train! campaign highlights common risks drivers and pedestrians take each day, such as trying to beat a train at a grade crossing and walking on railroad tracks through bilingual television, radio, print and billboard advertisements.


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