LIRR Train Derailment

Catching up on transit news from the last few days, the world of rail transportation had another black eye over the weekend as a LIRR commuter train derailed after sideswiping a maintenance train just east of the New Hyde Park station. Sarah Maslin Nir & Emily Palmer of the New York Times has more: Thirty-three […]

Paul Roper Pleads Not Guilty

Back in the beginning of November, I blogged about the horrific accident that saw Carol Bell killed by a NYC Transit bus. I had opined about how I was very curious as to the investigation results as the preliminary report had me questioning how the driver could not have known he hit someone. A mere […]

NJ Transit Train Strikes Vehicle

Photo of the NJ Transit train & crushed Hyundai Sonata courtesy of Twitter user @andrewtavani. Approximately 400 passengers & crew on a northbound NJ Transit train had a nightmarish commute Thursday night after their train hit a car in Patterson. Paul Milo of has more: A train struck a vehicle in Paterson Thursday night, […]

Limited G Train Service Due To Derailment

Shortly after 10:15 last night, the front two wheels on the first car of a Brooklyn-bound derailed south of the Hoyt-Schemerhorn Streets station. Due to this derailment, MTA NYC Transit has just literally announced that service will be limited on the . Here are the complete details: As a result of last night’s derailment north […]

Metro-North Accident Leaves 7 Dead

Unfortunately tragedy has once again struck the Metro-North Railroad as 7 people were killed after a Harlem line train struck a Jeep sitting on the tracks in Valhalla. Here is more via a report from Pete Donohue & Joseph Stepansky of the New York Daily News: Seven people were killed and 12 others injured Tuesday […]