The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says some new safety protections are going into effect on Metro-North Railroad.
They include a system to warn train operators when they approach certain areas and will automatically apply the train's emergency brakes if it doesn't slow down.
The changes were directed in an emergency order by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Federal Railroad Administration.
This is the official web site of the WSHU Public Radio Group. Some links from these pages are not maintained by WSHU and are subject to change without notice. This Web site and its contents are © 2013 by WSHU, Fairfield, CT, and the respective copyright holders.