Accident Investigations

HQ-2013-11 (Finalized)

  • 17
  • May
  • 2013
ACCIDENT TYPE: Derailment (DRM)
LOCATION: Bridgeport, CT
RAILROAD: Metro North Commuter Railroad Company
SUBJECT: Accident Investigations
KEYWORDS: Accident Investigations
ABSTRACT: On May 17, 2013, at 6:08 p.m., EST, a Metro-North Railroad (MNCW) accident in Bridgeport, Connecticut, involved a derailment and near simultaneous collision with a train on an adjacent track. The derailment and collision resulted in personal injury, a small fire at an overhead catenary substation, equipment damage of approximately $11 million dollars, track damage of approximately $100,000, and severe disruption of service on the North East Corridor.
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