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Today's Lead: Metro-North Safety Improvements

by Chester Soria, Dec 09, 2013
 

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A week after a Metro-North train derailment killed four people, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said it was making “immediate” safety improvements at “critical curves” and movable bridges. The MTA also said it had upgraded its signal network at the curving section of track north of the Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx where the crash occurred on Dec. 1. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Federal Railroad Administration called for the safety improvements. U.S. safety regulators have also called for Metro-North to use two train operators during some stretches on routes. Also on Sunday, two Senators called for cameras to be installed on Metro-North Railroad trains to help prevent similar deadly accidents.

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