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Spuyten Duyvil »

Metro-North Engineer Will Not Face Charges in Fatal 2013 Train Derailment

William Rockefeller will not face criminal charges in the 2013 derailment, prosecutors said.

Crown Heights »

Medgar Evers College Dean Remembered and Celebrated at Candlelight Vigil

Dr. Derrick Griffith, 42, was killed in Tuesday's fatal train derailment in Philadelphia.

Crown Heights »

Dean at Medgar Evers College Killed in Amtrak Train Derailment

Derrick Griffith, 42, served as the school's dean of student affairs, CUNY announced Thursday.

Midtown »

8 Dead as NYC-Bound Amtrak Train Derails in Philadelphia, Reports Say

About 65 of the 243 people who were on the train were also injured, reports said.

Spuyten Duyvil »

TIMELINE: Metro-North Accidents Have Plagued Rail Line for Years

Tuesday's fiery crash is the latest in a string of accidents plauging the MTA rail line.

Midtown »

Minor Train Derailment on Metro-North Causes Delays, No Injuries

The derailment occurred at Grand Central Station Wednesday afternoon.

Midtown »

Sleep Disorder Testing Could have Prevented Metro-North Derailment: NTSB

The MTA said they will start a pilot program to test for sleep apnea after the NTSB recommendations. 

Spuyten Duyvil »

Metro-North Conductor's Sleep Apnea Led To Fatal Derailment, NTSB Confirms

William Rockefeller fell asleep at the controls of the Metro-North train that derailed in The Bronx.

Jamaica »

Minor Train Derailment Causes Delays, Cancellations for LIRR Evening Rush

A freight train derailed in Jamaica Wednesday afternoon.

Woodside »

MTA Will Inspect All Rails Shipped With Track That Caused Derailment

The delivery was made in December and included the rail involved with last week's derailment. 

Inwood »

Poor Safety Standards Led to Accidents on Metro-North, Feds Say

A Federal Railroad Administration probe found that on-time performance was more important than safety.

Spuyten Duyvil »

Metro-North Engineer Was Dozing Just Before Train Derailment, Sources Say

The engineer woke up and tried to hit the brakes to stop the speeding train, sources said.

Spuyten Duyvil »

Metro-North Train Was Going 82 MPH Before Crash

Investigators would not say if the cause of the crash was human error or mechanical malfunction.

New York City »

Commuters Face Massive Delays After LIRR Derailment

Several lines were diverted Tuesday morning following Monday night's train derailment.

Forest Hills »

LIRR Service Delayed After Derailment in Forest Hills

An LIRR train derailed about 9 p.m. near the Forest Hills station, an MTA spokesman said.