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Senators Comment On NTSB Rail Report

(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal is commenting on an NTSB report into five accidents over a 10 month period along the Metro North rail line. The mishaps include a derailement in Bridgeport […]

10/28/2014

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Lack Of Experience Cited In Train Worker’s Death

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Documents from federal investigators show managers at Metro-North Railroad questioned the experience of a trainee who reopened a track without proper approval shortly before a track foreman was killed in Connecticut […]

10/23/2014

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NTSB: Workplace Safety Standards Should Apply To Railroads

A spike in fatal accidents among track workers included the death of a Metro-North employee in West Haven.

09/24/2014

May 17, 2013 rail inspection (Courtesy NTSB.gov website, from Nov. 6, 2013 hearing)

NTSB Wants More Track Inspections

By STEPHEN SINGER   Associated Press   HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Federal transportation safety officials on Monday urged closer track inspections after finding that inspectors may have failed to spot a broken part two days before […]

05/19/2014

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Report Says Metro North Problems Nothing New

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ A 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 […]

04/06/2014

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NTSB: Ship That Sank During Superstorm Sandy Shouldn’t Have Left Connecticut

The captain of a replica 18th-century sailing ship that sank off North Carolina in Superstorm Sandy after leaving from Connecticut made a reckless decision to sail the HMS Bounty into the hurricane’s well-forecast path, the National Transportation Safety Board reported Monday.

02/11/2014

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Rail Safety Agency To Rule On Train Cams

Two U.S. senators say a federal rail safety agency plans to propose a rule regarding the installation of video cameras aboard trains to monitor drivers and record accidents.

01/12/2014

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NTSB: Train Going Too Fast At Curve Before Wreck

The National Transportation Safety Board says a train that derailed in New York City was traveling 82 mph as it approached a 30 mph zone.

12/02/2013

NTSB hearing, Nov. 6, 2013  (Courtesy NTSB.gov website)

NTSB Considers This Year’s Metro-North Accidents

A Metro-North Railroad official has told federal regulators investigating a derailment and fatal accident in May that the commuter line is behind schedule with some maintenance.

11/06/2013

A Metro-North train at the Bridgeport station. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Hearing Scheduled On 2 Train Accidents In Conn.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The National Transportation Safety Board is holding an investigative hearing on two recent Metro-North Railroad accidents that occurred in Connecticut. The two-day hearing is scheduled to begin Wednesday in Washington, D.C. […]

11/06/2013

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