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Metro-North worker killed by train in Manhattan

NEW YORK CITY — A Metro-North Railroad worker was struck and killed by a train in East Harlem early Monday morning, officials said, the latest in a string of devastating accidents for the railroad over the past year, The New York Times reported.James Romansoff, 58

Metro-North Railroad adds QR codes

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Metro-North Railroad (MNR) unveiled timetable kiosk posters at every station with Quick Response (QR) Codes that can be scanned with a smart phone, to get to train schedules or Metro-North's Train Time mobile Web

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

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

assessment of Metro-North Commuter Railroad. The assessment, known as Operation Deep Dive, found that Metro-North’s management emphasizes on-time performance to the detriment of safe operations and adequate maintenance of its infrastructure, resulting in a deficient safety

NTSB issues recommendations to FRA, Metro-North

NTSB issues recommendations to FRA, Metro-North

and Metro-North Railroad. The recommendation to FRA is to remove the current inspection exemption for high-density commuter railroads and require all railroads to traverse each main track by vehicle or inspect each main track on foot at least once every two weeks. Current track safety standards exempt high-density commuter railroads like Metro-North from traversing each track

N.Y. MTA fires conductors in test scandal

N.Y. MTA fires conductors in test scandal

NEW YORK CITY — The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has fired a whole class of new conductors after allegations someone got a copy of a Metro-North Railroad safety test and passed it around, USA Today reported

NTSB opens docket on Metro-North derailment

As part of its continuing investigation into the Metro-North Railroad accident that occurred in The Bronx, N.Y. on Dec. 1, 2013, the National Transportation Safety Board has opened the public docket. The southbound train, which consisted of seven passenger cars

Metro-North, LIRR to install video/audio recorders

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Metro-North Railroad, on behalf of itself and MTA Long Island Rail Road, intends to move forward on a plan to install outward- and inward

FRA launches Metro-North safety assessment

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) launched a 60-day comprehensive safety assessment of Metro-North Commuter Railroad in response to the December 1 crash. “Operation Deep Dive,” beginning Dec. 16, 2013, will exhaustively review Metro-North’s compliance

Metro-North names 3 to top operating posts

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) Metro-North Railroad named three veterans of the railroad industry to top leadership positions. The railroad’s new President

Wabtec unit signs $8M N.Y. locomotive overhaul deal

MotivePower, a subsidiary of Wabtec Corp., signed an $8 million contract to overhaul seven commuter locomotives for New York's Metro-North Commuter Railroad Co. The locomotive work will be performed at MotivePower's Boise, Idaho facility, with delivery of the refurbished units slated to begin in the first quarter of 2006. Metro-North, the second-largest commuter railroad in the U.S., serves

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