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Long Island Railroad Train Crash in Brooklyn Injures More Than 100

On Wednesday, January 4th during the morning rush hour, a Long Island Railroad (LIRR) train derailed at Brooklyn’s Atlantic Terminal. More than 100 people were injured and taken to nearby hospitals. The LIRR is the nation’s busiest commuter railroad, with about 300,000-weekday passengers on lines that stretch from Long Island’s eastern tip to Manhattan. Atlantic Terminal is Brooklyn’s busiest transit hub, a nexus for nine subway lines in addition to the suburban trains. At the time of this accident, more than 600 people were on the train. The train departed Far Rockaway at 7:18 a.m. and was due to...

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Hoboken Train Crash Kills 1 and Injures Over 100

On Thursday, September 29th during the morning rush, a careening commuter train plowed through the barrier at the end of the tracks and crashed into a wall at a terminal, killing one person and injuring more than 100. The individual who died was a woman standing on the platform, who was hit by falling debris. The catastrophic train crash unleashed chaos as part of the station’s roof came tumbling down in a jumble of metal. The train was carrying approximately 250 passengers and traveling at a high speed when it failed to halt on the track. The startling impact tossed...

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MTA Metro-North Train Accident Update: Engineer Feel Asleep At the Controls

On December 1, 2013 the Metro-North train from Poughkeepsie never made it to its final destination because it was involved in a fatal train accident, killing four passengers and injuring more than 60. Recent updates have investigators believing that the motorman at the controls dozed off for a few fateful moments and woke up too late to stop the speeding train from hurtling off the tracks. The MTA Metro-North Train Accident Details Engineer Willim Rockefeller all but admitted shortly after the deadly crash that he was falling asleep as the train came roaring to a curved section of the...

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MTA Metro-North Train Accident Update: Speed and Sharp Curve Could Have Contributed to Crash

On December 1, 2013 at 5:54 a.m., the Metro-North Train from Poughkeepsie came to a screeching halt as its cars derailed from the tracks and passengers were thrown from their seats and even ejected from the train. The accident resulted in four fatalities and more than 60 injuries. Three of the four victims who died were thrown from the train after the windows blew out. The Casualties There were approximately 150 commuters on the train. A number of them suffered serious injuries, including broken bones and/or head and neck injuries, and four died. The MTA identified the four dead...

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GLK is Investigating NY MTA Metro-North Train Crash that Killed 4

Yesterday, an M.T.A. Metro-North Hudson line train derailed in Bronx, New York. At least 60 people were injured and 4 were killed in the train accident.  The train derailed along a stretch of track known to include one of the sharpest curves in the metro system. That stretch of track in Queens is where the Harlem River and Hudson River meet. It does not yet know what speed the train was traveling, but train engineers have to greatly reduce speed during that stretch of the track to avoid derailment. According to the New York Times, the train conductor stated...

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