Sunday, December 1, 2013

Metro North Derailment Update


  It will be at least 7 - 10 days before the National Transportation Safety Board completes its investigation of today's Metro North derailment on the tracks just north of the Spuyten Duyvil station. No information other than shuttle bus service will be provided has come out as the Hudson line is closed below Tarrytown
  There are reports that a fifth and possibly more passengers have died in the derailment as it is not known if there were any people still under any of the train cars. There was also a report that a body had washed up on the shoreline below the station on either side of the water. 

  As to the exact cause of the derailment it has been reported that the engineer said that he applied the brakes to slow the train down from the 70MPH it was going before the sharp curve that has a speed limit of 30MPH, but that the brakes did not slow the train down.

  More details will be posted when they become available.

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