Metro-North Railroad News

N.Y. Metro-North Employee Paralyzed in Train Derailment Files $100M Suit

A Metro-North employee paralyzed in the deadly train derailment in the Bronx has filed a $100 million lawsuit against the railroad. Samuel Rivera’s lawyer told the Daily News that his client has extraordinary medical needs as a result of his …

Feds to Examine New York’s Metro-North Railroad for 2 Months

Federal experts will spend the next two months examining safety compliance and safety culture at a commuter railroad that operated a train that derailed and killed four people this month.The effort will assess a broad range of practices at Metro-North …

MTA’s Captive Insurer FMTAC Comments on Coverages for Train Derailment

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has a wholly owned insurance subsidiary, a captive insurer called the First Mutual Transportation Assurance Company (FMTAC), that will provide part of the coverages for liability and property losses stemming from the Dec. 1 …

New York Metro-North Becomes Inquiry Magnet After Held Up as Rail Model

Two years after being singled out for international honors, Metro-North Railroad finds itself facing a wave of retirements, under three federal safety investigations, and explaining to officials and riders why a locomotive engineer drove a speeding train into a deadly …

New York Metro-North Derailment Puts Spotlight on Rail Safety

A deadly derailment on a curve in Metro-North Railroad’s Hudson Line rekindled safety concerns and promised to snarl today’s commute for thousands of riders on one of New York’s major mass-transit arteries. The crash yesterday beside the Harlem River, where …