UPDATE: Probe Seeks Cause of Fatal NYC Train Crash

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The accident occurred on the Hudson line, which carries 26,000 weekday riders. Federal authorities are embarking on an exhaustive investigation into what caused the derailment.

NEW YORK, Ny. (AP) -- UPDATE 5:15AM 12/2/13
Metro-North officials say the locomotive of the commuter train that derailed in New York City, killing four people, has been righted.

Spokesman Aaron Donovan says cranes re-railed the engine at 4:20 a.m. Monday.

Two cranes are in place to lift the rest of the derailed cars pending approval from the National Transportation and Safety Board.

Donovan says about 150 people were on board when the train derailed Sunday morning while rounding a riverside curve in the Bronx. More than 60 were injured.

Donovan says all passengers have been accounted for.

The accident occurred on the Hudson line, which carries 26,000 weekday riders. Federal authorities are embarking on an exhaustive investigation into what caused the derailment.


Federal investigators say they're trying to determine whether excessive speed, mechanical problems or human error could have played a role.in the deadly derailment of a commuter train in New York City.

The National Transportation Safety Board says it will be examining the train's data recorders to find out what happened.

The Metro-North train came off the tracks Sunday morning as it was rounding a riverside curve in the Bronx, killing four people and injuring more than 60.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says two men and two women died.

Crews plan to bring in cranes during the night to right the overturned cars on the slight chance anyone might still be underneath.

The NTSB says investigators have not yet spoken to the train conductor, who was among the injured.

Meanwhile, thousands of people are bracing for a complicated Monday morning commute, with shuttle buses ferrying passengers to another line.

Amtrak, whose trains run along the same rail line, has restored service between New York City and Albany, N.Y., but it says delays can be expected.

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