Federal Railroad Administration Bolsters Safeguards On Train Speed After Crash

AP

The Federal Railroad Administration on Friday ordered Metro-North to bolster its safeguards that govern train speed after a deadly derailment earlier this week left four people dead and more than 60 injured, the Wall Street Journal reported. 

The order would require additional signals before a train enters a dangerous section of track. The train that derailed on Sunday entered a 30 mile an hour curve sharp curve at 82 miles per hour. 

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