NEW YORK (PIX11) – NTSB investigators say Metro-North train that derailed and killed four people Sunday in the Bronx was travelling 82 mph as it approached the area before the curve.
The speed limit in that area is 30 mph.
An NTSB board member provided a basic time line from preliminary reviews of records: six seconds before the train came to a stop, the throttle was released. Fove sec before impact the brakes on were completely engaged.
They still have to finish speaking with the train engineer. The engineer had initially said there was a problem with the brakes. The train made nine stops before the derailment.
They would not comment on whether or not the brake was engaged previously.