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
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
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
NTSB finds several recurring safety issues at Metro-North
involving Metro North. Taken together, these accidents resulted in six fatalities and 126 injuries. During the investigations, the NTSB found several safety management problems that were common to all of the accidents.
"Seeing this pattern of safety issues in a single railroad is troubling," said NTSB Acting Chairman Christopher A. Hart. "The NTSB has made numerous recommendations to the railroad
Man dead after catching on fire atop of Metro-North train
STAMFORD, Conn. — A man found on fire on top of a Metro-North train headed from Stamford, Connecticut, to New York City on Sunday morning has died, according to officials from Metro-North, NBC Connecticut reported.According to police, Brian
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