Trains

Gov. Cuomo Orders Safety Upgrades for NYC Trains

Following deadly derailment

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has told the New York City transit system to adopt several safety changes following the deadly derailment of a commuter train.

Cuomo directed the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Friday to expedite speed controls for areas vulnerable to crashes on the Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road commuter systems.

Cuomo also wants to accelerate efforts to install technology called "positive train control," which could automatically bring a train to a stop if it's exceeding a speed limit.