Derailed train in NYC was moving at 82 mph on 30-mph curve, NTSB says

12/2/2013 | USA Today

The commuter train involved in a fatal derailment in Bronx, N.Y., on Sunday had reached 82 mph at the time it reached the 30-mph curve where it crashed, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. The cause of the crash remains under investigation, said Earl Weener of the NTSB. Data recorded aboard the train show that the brakes were applied at their maximum five seconds before the crash, and that the throttle went to idle one second before that, Weener said.

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