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Metro North Derailment

WATCH: Senator Almost Hit By Train During Train Safety Press Conference

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) was nearly hit by an Amtrak train on Friday -- during a press conference about the importance of commuter rail ...

Driver Of Train In Deadly Crash Had Undiagnosed Sleep Disorder: NTSB

Reuters | Jonathan Allen | Posted 04.07.2014 | New York

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK, April 7 (Reuters) - The driver of a train that derailed in December in New York City, killing four passengers, had an u...

Scathing Federal Report Blasts Metro-North's Emphasis On Speed Over Safety

AP | JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 03.14.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — The Metro-North commuter railroad has a loose approach to safety that is evident from inadequate track inspection to poor training t...

Kevin Short

Train Engineers Prone To 'Microsleep' Spells, Experts Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Kevin Short | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

When Amtrak engineer James Shoemaker is called to work an extra shift at the last minute -- a common occurrence in the railroad industry -- he sometim...

Should We Blame the Engineer for Falling Asleep at the Train Controls?

Christopher M. Barnes | Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Christopher M. Barnes

When employees fall asleep on the job, this should be an indicator that perhaps the work system is scheduled in a manner that is incompatible with circadian processes and sleep needs of employees.

What It'd Really Take To Curb Drowsy Driving

Posted 12.04.2013 | Healthy Living

In the wake of the news that sleep deprivation may have possibly played a role in Sunday's deadly train derailment in New York, attention has turned t...

6 Sleep Regulation Lessons For The Rail Industry

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

As news circulated that William Rockefeller, the Metro-North Railroad engineer behind Sunday's deadly train derailment, may have fallen asleep while d...

Metro-North Train Crash Victims Reflected New York Diversity

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 12.03.2013 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — The four New Yorkers who died in the commuter train that derailed over the weekend led lives that reflected the dynamic diversity of...

Report: Metro-North Engineer Fell Asleep Prior To Fatal Train Derailment

| Posted 12.04.2013 | New York

By Murray Weiss MANHATTAN — Investigators believe the motorman at the controls in the deadly Metro-North Railroad derailment in the Bronx Sunday...

Train Was Going 52 MPH Over Speed Limit Before Fatal Crash

AP | FRANK ELTMAN and JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 02.01.2014 | New York

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) -- A commuter train that derailed over the weekend, killing four passengers, was hurtling at 82 mph as it entered a 30 mph curve, a...

A Bad Year For Metro-North

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 12.02.2013 | New York

Sunday's crash in the Bronx is the second passenger train derailment in six months for the rail service and presents Metro-North with another problem,...

Cuomo: Speed May Have Contributed To Deadly Metro-North Crash

AP | FRANK ELTMAN and JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 02.01.2014 | New York

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — A commuter train was rushing almost three times its speed limit around a curve when it derailed and killed four passengers, a f...

Train Crash Leads To Long, Commutes To NYC

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 07.20.2013 | New York

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Commuters navigated a patchwork of cars, trains and buses along Connecticut's shoreline Monday, encountering lengthy delays ...

Major Commuter Train Crash

AP | SUSAN HAIGH | Posted 07.17.2013 | New York

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Two commuter trains serving New York City collided in Connecticut during Friday's evening rush hour, sending 60 people to the...