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DEC 11, 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Feds tell railroads: Review speed rules, training

The Federal Railroad Administration issued an industry-wide safety advisory, telling railroads to immediately brief employees on the circumstances of the Dec. 1 Metro-North Railroad derailment in the Bronx and train them on the importance of speed limits. The training should discuss "absolute speed limits, speed restrictions based on physical characteristics, temporary speed restrictions and any other restrictions commonly encountered," the advisory said. Last week, the FRA ordered Metro-North to identify places in its system with major speed changes, put an extra worker in the engineer's ... Read More

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