NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs

NTSB Opens Docket on Metro-North Train Derailment in Bronx, New York

April 7

WASHINGTON – As part of its continuing investigation into the December 1, 2013 Metro-North Railroad accident that occurred in The Bronx, New York, the National Transportation Safety Board has opened the public docket.

The southbound train, which consisted of seven passenger cars and one locomotive, derailed on the Metro-North Hudson Line. Four individuals were killed as a result of the derailment and dozens of others were injured.

The information released is factual in nature and does not provide any analysis. Included in the docket are crew interview transcripts, engineer medical information, rules compliance testing records, and track inspection and signal records.

The docket material is available at: http://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms/search/hitlist.cfm?docketID=55841&CFID=256467&CFTOKEN=59459225

Additional material may be added to the docket as it becomes available. Analysis of the accident, along with a determination of probable cause, will come later when the final report on the investigation is completed.

This is a document release only. No interviews are being conducted.


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