All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘William Rockefeller’

NYC Train Brakes Upgraded After Metro-North Crash

Here’s something that may shock even the most jaded New Yorker: The train that derailed on December 1st had an automatic braking system that most likely could have prevented the crash– if it wasn’t disabled. The Associated Press tells us that the officials at NYC’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority believe that it is up to the engineer to use proper speeds. …

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Metro-North Train Derailment Possibly Caused By Fast Speeds

On Sunday, December 1st, 2013, a New York Metro-North commuter train unexpectedly derailed in The Bronx, killing four passengers and leaving many others injured (according to a CNN exclusive). New data compiled by the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) has concluded that excessive speed may have been a factor in the cause of Sunday’s derailment. According to a new report …

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