The seven-fatality railroad crossing accident in Valhalla, New York, has potentially uncovered fundamental safety flaws in the Metro-North Railroad.
Even though it's been nine months, it seems like just yesterday when a Metro North train derailed in the Bronx, killing four and injuring 19. The wreck was supposed to spur safety measures in MTA and NYC transit, but there does not seem to be any improvement.
A Metro Transit Authority (MTA) passenger train derailed in the Bronx on Sunday, killing 4 and injuring more than 60. The train accident occurred on a sharp curve where the Harlem and Hudson Rivers meet. Unfortunately, the MTA already knew the stretch of rails is dangerous, as a freight train derailed in the same location in July.