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NTSB blames Metro-North for multiple failures in rail accidents

WASHINGTON – In final reports on five accidents that resulted in six fatalities, The National Transportation Safety Board faulted Metro North for poor track maintenance and lax inspections, inadequate training and questionable screening and scheduling of train engineers. Continue Reading →

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CT lawmakers introduce Metro-North safety bill

Reps. Rosa DeLauro, D-3rd District, Jim Himes, D-4th District, Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, and New York Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney introduced a bill Monday that would force Metro-North to institute an “alerter” system, a safety system that sounds an alarm when an engineer remains idle while the train is moving. Continue Reading →

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Metro-North slammed for fines, new schedule

Washington – Metro-North was slammed by Connecticut politicians Friday as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy criticized the passenger railroad’s new schedule, and Sen. Richard Blumenthal unveiled a study that showed the rail company paid more than $500,000 in safety-related fines in the last decade. Continue Reading →

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