New York Needs To Ban High Capacity Trains

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Four people were killed and 63 injured when a Metro-North commuter train derailed Sunday morning in the Bronx, officials said.

All of the train’s seven cars came off the curved track about 100 feet north of the Spuyten Duyvil station around 7:20 a.m., MTA officials said. One car came to rest feet from the Harlem River.  Three of the dead were found outside the train, and one was found inside, authorities said.

Metro-North Train Derails Near Spuyten Duyvil « CBS New York

The troubles for the commuter train system began May 17, when an eastbound train derailed in Bridgeport, Conn., and was hit by a westbound train, in a crash that injured 73 passengers, two engineers and a conductor. Eleven days later, track foreman Robert Luden was struck and killed by a train in West Haven, Conn.

NYC train derailment leaves 4 dead, dozens injured – The Washington Post

The train was going “a lot faster” than usual as it approached the tricky bend, passenger Frank Tatulli told Channel 7. The speed limit coming into Spuyten Duyvil is 30 mph, the MTA said.

“The guy was going on one of the turns fast. I have no idea why,” said Tatulli, who rides this same train into work in Manhattan every Sunday morning. “It [the train] left them [tracks] because it went too fast.”

4 dead, more than 60 injured in NYC train derail nightmare | New York Post

New York needs to limit train capacity to five cars, like they do with rifle magazines. Also they need to stop hiring drivers who use trains to play the knockout game.

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5 Responses to New York Needs To Ban High Capacity Trains

  1. aeroguy48 says:

    And just who observes speed limits?

  2. Anthony S says:

    Here’s a copy of the proposed legislation from railroad.net:

    “In a few weeks we’ll have the SAFE Train Act enacted overnight – no more than 7 cars per train plus the locomotive, banning of locomotives with certain cosmetic features, and all future rolling stock purchases have to be registered with the state police. ”

    http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=67&t=153599&start=45#p1232232

  3. GoneWithTheWind says:

    About 100 people a day are kiled in car accidents and they only make local news. Some 5-10 people are killed, usually with guns, in inner city black on black violence and it barely makes local news. Let some nut get a gun and shot someone or god forbid walk on or near a school without even shooting someone and it is a national news story for days and weeks. But we are expected to believe this hype and propaganda isn’t about subverting the constitution or implmenting gun control.

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