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New York train was speeding before derailment

Publié par Clifford Armion le 12/03/2013

Curtis Skinner

YONKERS, New York (Reuters) - A New York commuter train that derailed on Sunday morning, killing four people, was traveling nearly three times faster than the speed limit for the curved section of track where it crashed, officials said on Monday.
The seven-car Metro-North train's brakes were working properly but were applied just seconds before it derailed, investigators said. They said black-box recorders recovered from the train showed it had been traveling at 82 miles per hour before entering the 30-mile-per-hour (48-kph) curve.
The recorders showed the train's brakes were applied "very late in the game," National Transportation Safety Board member Earl Weener told reporters.
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"New York train was speeding before derailment ", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2013. Consulté le 23/02/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/new-york-train-was-speeding-before-derailment-