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Date: 07/09/19 19:41
Metro North lawsuit reinstated
Author: md

Ridiculous re-instatemnet of lawsuit against Metro North.  The claim MNCR is neglegent for operating a train at high speed ona track adjacent to a platform when they have another track available.  Odd they didnt go oafter the possibility there was ice on the platform.  People trying to make a bunch of bucks I guess.


https://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Court-reinstates-lawsuit-against-Metro-North-by-14079555.php
 



Date: 07/10/19 06:30
Re: Metro North lawsuit reinstated
Author: HB90MACH

If metro's own operating rules say that through trains run on inner tracks. Then they violated thier own rule.  Unless there is specific  operating rules for that station.  Like no cross overs between the two stations requiring a rule change for that segment.  



Date: 07/10/19 07:03
Re: Metro North lawsuit reinstated
Author: drsilverstreak

Why don't we get the courts to dispatch railroads?  Fast trains would not be a problem.



Date: 07/10/19 08:25
Re: Metro North lawsuit reinstated
Author: junctiontower

I completely reject the notion that the speed the train was moving made any meaningful difference in the accident.  The man could have just as easily fallen in front of HIS train coasting into a station stop and be just as dead.  To me, the more pertinent question is what does Metro North do to try to mitigate ice on their station platforms?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/10/19 08:26 by junctiontower.



Date: 07/10/19 12:39
Re: Metro North lawsuit reinstated
Author: TAW

That was my instant reaction.

TAW

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Date: 07/10/19 17:30
Re: Metro North lawsuit reinstated
Author: ICE6A4001

The article doesn't state it is a rule, only normal operating procedure according to a "railroad safety expert". That expert could be just about anyone and they are basing their opinion on the basis that many express trains run on middle tracks, though in reality for operating convince rather than a desire for a safer experience at stations.



HB90MACH Wrote:
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> If metro's own operating rules say that through
> trains run on inner tracks. Then they violated
> thier own rule.  Unless there is specific
>  operating rules for that station.  Like no
> cross overs between the two stations requiring a
> rule change for that segment.  

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Date: 07/10/19 17:41
Re: Metro North lawsuit reinstated
Author: TAW

ICE6A4001 Wrote:
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> That expert could be
> just about anyone

...and that is often exactly who they look for to obtain an "expert opinion." Such experts will gladly accept a few bucks for the desired "expert" answer.

TAW



Date: 07/11/19 05:33
Re: Metro North lawsuit reinstated
Author: sums007

TAW Wrote:
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> ICE6A4001 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > That expert could be
> > just about anyone
>
> ...and that is often exactly who they look for to
> obtain an "expert opinion." Such experts will
> gladly accept a few bucks for the desired "expert"
> answer.
>
> TAW

Expect a train at any time on any track.  And don't forget to stand behind the yellow line.  There.  I'm an expert, LOL!



Date: 07/11/19 13:32
Re: Metro North lawsuit reinstated
Author: KY_Railfan

drsilverstreak Wrote:
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> Why don't we get the courts to dispatch
> railroads?  Fast trains would not be a problem.

True, it would take years for the cargo to be delivered!



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