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LIRR Safety Plan Fails Preliminary Tests

The Long Island Rail Road has been putting into place a $1 billion safety system. This system is designed to prevent accidents and save people’s lives. It has been reported that the system has failed its initials tests. MTA officials have said that the program, called Positive Train Control, has been tested 31 times since February. They have said the software is being tested in the factory as well as on the Port Washington Branch. The role of the Positive Train Control plan is to bring the train to a stop automatically if it violates a stop signal. Of these tests, the...

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Couple Injured in Train Crash in 2017 Sues LIRR

  In 2017, a Brooklyn couple was hurt in a train crash while riding the Long Island Rail Road. The husband and wife are suing the Long Island Rail Road for failing to stop the wreck. The victims were Joseph and Helen Bua; they were two of dozens of passengers who flew out of their seats when a train plowed through a metal barrier while pulling into Atlantic Terminal January of last year. This information comes from the lawsuit they filed in Queens Supreme Court. The two of them suffered many personal injuries, and they were injured along with over 100 other people...

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A LIRR Train Hits Car on Tracks

LIRR train accident in New York

The crossing gates were already down and the lights were flashing on when a Long Island Rail Road train hit into a car on the tracks. This happened on March 27th, 2018. The train hit hard into the car, which was abandoned on the tracks, and sparked a fireball that went streaking along the tracks. The train then crashed to a stop. Surveillance video from the incident showed this information. The fireball filled the area with smoke and service was cut out for the entire weekend. According to people in the area, it isn’t that uncommon for cars to end up...

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Brooklyn train accident lawyers discuss Positive Train Control technology

Last week’s Long Island Rail Road train derailment could have easily been prevented if available technology known as the Positive Train Control (PTC) system had been used says one of the Brooklyn train accident lawyers at the F&A injury law firm.  The LIRR train came into the platform at over 15 m.p.h and crashed into the bumping block causing the train to derail with a piece of rail piercing the bottom of one of the train cars. It left over 100 people injured. PTC technology works and is able to identify, predict, and prevent train crashes, derailments, and other accidents....

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