Rail

N.Y. MTA: May derailment was result of overlooked defects

Posted on December 16, 2014

New York MTA
New York MTA

NEW YORK — In its official report on the derailment of a Brooklyn-bound F train in May, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) concluded the derailment was the result of a lot of overlooked defects in the track that had gone unnoticed for around a year, according to gothamist.

The defects included a broken plate, broken fasteners and a deteriorated tie, all of which should have been prioritized for repairs. The report concludes that the "Division of Track personnel did not identify, document and correct the track defect at that location, either during regular inspections or when the two prior broken rails were replaced. They also did not adequately investigate the underlying causes of the broken rails." The MTA will take disciplinary action against three maintenance supervisors and an inspector for their role in the incident. For the full story, click here.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Metra selects Clever Devices to replace tracking, announcement systems

The new system will carry out a variety of tasks that are now handled by two separate systems, one that was installed in 2006 and the other in 2010.

DC Streetcar hits 3 million passenger milestone

As the system nears the third anniversary of passenger service along the H/Benning corridor, plans to expand the 2.4 mile system continue to move forward.

NYC Transit begins boosting speed on subway lines

The speed limit changes already approved increase speeds generally in the 10-to-20-mph range to speeds that reach 40 mph.

Valley Metro celebrates 10-year 'Railversary'

There has been $11 billion of investment and 35,000 jobs created within one-half mile of the 26-mile corridor, according to a report.

CAF USA replacing air compressors on Cincinnati streetcar

The compressors malfunctioned during prolonged subfreezing temperatures last winter.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation