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NTSB recommends Metro-North safety improvements

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NEW YORK (AP) -

The National Transportation Safety Board wants the Metro-North commuter railroad to make improvements in the wake of a December derailment that killed four people in the Bronx.

The recommendations issued Tuesday include inward and outward facing recorders on trains.

NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman said images and audio are a valuable tool for investigators. She said understanding what was happening inside the cab just before a crash can help prevent future accidents.

The agency also is recommending permanent speed restriction signs along right-of-ways. It said Metro-North already has installed signs at four locations, including the accident site.

An earlier report said the train was traveling 82 mph on a curve with a 30 mph speed limit.

The railroad said it was preparing comments.

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