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(New York Democratic Senator Charles Schumer, AP Graphic)

Senators: Put cameras on train tracks, engineers

NEW YORK (AP) — A week after four people died in a New York commuter train derailment, two federal lawmakers proposed Sunday that trains nationwide be outfitted with cameras pointed at engineers and at the […]

12/08/2013

Emergency personnel respond to the scene of a Metro-North passenger train derailment in the Bronx borough of New York Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. The train derailed on a curved section of track in the Bronx on Sunday morning, coming to rest just inches from the water and causing multiple fatalities and dozens of injuries, authorities said. Metropolitan Transportation Authority police say the train derailed near the Spuyten Duyvil station. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

NY railway has until Tuesday to analyze lines

NEW YORK (AP) – The Metro-North Railroad has until Tuesday to identify places in its system with major speed changes under an order from federal transportation officials requiring an extra worker in the driver’s cab […]

12/07/2013

In this photo taken on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, Metro North Railroad engineer William Rockefeller is wheeled on a stretcher away from the area where the commuter train he was operating derailed in the Bronx borough of New York. (AP Photo/Robert Stolarik)

Lawyer: NY engineer had ‘daze’ before train wreck

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — An engineer whose speeding commuter train ran off the rails along a curve, killing four people, experienced a hypnosis-like “daze” and nodded at the controls just before the wreck, and by […]

12/03/2013

NTSB investigator George Haralampopoulous hands a data recorder down to Mike Hiller from the derailed Metro-North train in the Bronx borough of New York. (AP Photo/NTSB)

NYC train derailment airs queries about technology

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — The revelation that a New York City commuter train derailed while barreling around a sharp curve at nearly three times the speed limit is fueling questions about whether automated crash-avoidance technology […]

12/03/2013

Combination map and photo locates fatal commuter rail crash in New York City.

Train going too fast at curve before wreck

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — A commuter train that derailed over the weekend, killing four passengers, was hurtling at 82 mph as it entered a 30 mph curve, a federal investigator said Monday. But whether the […]

12/02/2013

Cranes lift a derailed Metro North train car, Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

2nd data recorder found in derailed NY train

NEW YORK (AP) — Two data recorders retrieved from the commuter train that derailed while rounding a riverside curve, killing four people and injuring dozens, may provide information on the speed of the train, how […]

12/02/2013

First responders gather at the derailment of a Metro North passenger train in the Bronx borough of New York Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013  The Fire Department of New York says there are "multiple injuries" in the  train derailment, and 130 firefighters are on the scene. Metropolitan Transportation Authority police say the train derailed near the Spuyten Duyvil station. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

NYC train derailment kills 4, hurts more than 60

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City commuter train rounding a riverside curve derailed Sunday, killing four people and injuring more than 60 in a crash that threw some riders from toppling cars and […]

12/01/2013

Fairfield, Conn., site of train derailment. (AP Photo)

Commutes long, slow after Conn. train derailment

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut commuters endured slow trips to work Monday following last week’s train collision that that injured 72 people and disrupted rail service into New York City. It took Gary Maddin of […]

05/20/2013

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