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Fatal Train Accident Prompts Concerns about Safety System Delays

A deadly crash where a car was struck by two Long Island Railroad trains has created new urgency for installation of the Positive Track Control (PTC) safety system on LIRR and Metro-North trains. The accident occurred near the School Street crossing in Westbury when a car apparently ignored the flashing lights and drove around the […]

Did Transit Engineers’ Sleep Apnea Cause Two Derailments?

An investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board into two train derailments in the New York metro area revealed that both engineers were suffering from obstructive sleep apnea at the time of their crashes. In September 2016, a NJ Transit train derailed in Hoboken, causing an avalanche of debris that killed a woman standing on […]

Metro North Train Involved in Deadliest Crash in Railroad’s History

A Metro North train was recently involved in the deadliest crash in the history of the railroad as it made its regular pass through Westchester County on February 3. The train ran directly into an SUV that was stopped on the tracks at a crossing. The resulting crash led to a fiery explosion that killed […]

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