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Accident Report Detail

 
​Metro-North Railroad Derailment

Executive Summary

​On July 18, 2013, at 8:29 p.m. eastern daylight time, northbound CSX Transportation (CSX) train Q70419, derailed on the Metro-North Railroad (Metro-North) Hudson Line at milepost (MP) 9.99 on main track 2.1 The train consisted of 2 locomotives and 24 modified flat cars. Each flat car was loaded with 4 containers containing municipal refuse. The 11th through 20th cars derailed.

Probable Cause

​The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the accident was excessive track gage due to a combination of fouled ballast, deteriorated concrete ties, and profile deviations resulting from Metro-North's decision to defer scheduled track maintenance.

Accident Location: Bronx , NY    
Accident Date: 7/18/2013
Accident ID: DCA13FR009

Date Adopted: 10/24/2014
NTSB Number: RAB1411
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