Engineer Suspended For Reading While Helming Train

A Metro-North veteran, identified as John Cooper, was suspended when he was caught on video reading the NY Post while helming a Harlem Line train barrelling through the Bronx yesteday.

As the New York Post notes, he was reading the NY Post.

As the Daily News sees it, the man was reading a “newspaper.”

Cooper was recorded by a passenger yesterday around 8:30 as he leafed through the tabloid.

Metro-North said this is not standard operating procedure.

“Reading anything, texting or using cell phones while operating a train is totally unacceptable,” Metro-North said in a statement. “Metro-North is taking action to ensure this does not happen again. Every member of every train crew is being reinstructed today that this behavior will not be tolerated.”

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