NYC train derailment 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 …

Report: Federal Inspectors Found 7,100 Metro-North Defects Over Last Decade

A Connecticut newspaper reports that federal inspectors found more than 7,100 defects and deficiencies in the Metro-North Railroad over the last decade, but records show regulators launched an investigation only after two high-profile accidents last year. In an open records …

Federal Report: N.Y. Metro-North Railroad Allowed Safety to Erode

The second-largest U.S. commuter railroad allowed safety to erode while pushing to keep its trains on time, resulting in a lax culture of inadequate inspections, poor training and inappropriate cellphone use, according to a stinging federal report prompted by a …

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 …

Metro-North Crash Seen Thwarting Delay of Automatic Braking

The deadly train derailment in New York City may force railroads to install automatic brakes by 2015 and dash industry efforts to put off adding the technology by five years. The Metro-North Railroad wreck may persuade Congress to reject legislation …

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 …