Nightly News   |  December 06, 2013

Metro North ordered to make improvements

The federal government has ordered the Metro North rail line to take immediate steps to obey speed restrictions, including improving its signal system and adding a second qualified driver on specific trains. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> in response to the crash of a commuter train in new york city this past sunday morning, the federal government has ordered the metro north rail line to take immediate steps to obey speed restrictions including improving its signal system and adding a second qualified driver in the cab on specific trains. the train in the fatal crash was traveling at 82 miles an hour, more than double the safe speed .