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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

HMS Bounty (Coast Guard/Getty Images)

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

(Courtesy Fairfield Police)

NTSB Hearing Scheduled On Metro-North Accidents

An October hearing will be held to address railroad issues including track inspection and maintenance as well as safety standards for both passengers and workers, federal officials investigating two recent Metro-North Railroad accidents in Connecticut announced Tuesday.

09/24/2013

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