WTIC1080
Air Quality Alert: The National Weather Service has issued an Air Quality Alert for ground level ozone for parts of the state from 2 p.m. through 10 p,m, Read More

Local News

FRA Orders Metro-North Safety Measures

View Comments
(Christopher Gregory/Getty Images)

(Christopher Gregory/Getty Images)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

Just days after four people were killed when a Hudson Line train derailed while travelling at 82 miles an hour, Metro North is being ordered to take immediate steps to keep its trains below the speed limits.   Until the signal system is updated,  Metro North also must assign two qualified railroad employees to the locomotive of trains travelling in areas of major speed restrictions.

The emergency order from the Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration is effective immediately.  By Tuesday, the railroad must provide a list of its main track locations where a speed reduction of 20 miles per hour or more is required.

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says the emergency order is aimed at helping make sure that Metro-North trains “travel at appropriate, safe speeds.”

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 808 other followers