The top U.S. rail-safety regulator ordered Metro-North Railroad’s operator to act immediately to strengthen safety after a series of accidents, including last weekend’s derailment in which investigators think the train’s driver wasn’t fully alert before the crash.
The top U.S. railroad-safety regulator ordered Metro-North Railroad’s operator to act immediately to boost safety following a series of accidents, including the Dec. 1 derailment in which investigators think the train’s driver wasn’t fully alert before the crash.
Investigators believe the driver of a Metro-North Railroad train wasn’t fully alert moments before the train rounded a curve at almost three times the speed limit and jumped the tracks, killing four people and seriously injuring 11, said a person familiar with the probe.
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The deadly derailment on Metro-North Railroad’s Hudson Line probably resulted from excessive speed as the train rounded a curve along the Harlem River just north of Manhattan, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said.