NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - Sources confirm to Fox 5 as many as 9 Metro-North engineers and conductors are facing discipline. The administrative action stems from an inspector general investigation into cheating on safety exams.
The Journal News reported that a member of the Metro-North training department that administers tests leaked the exam to others helping them along.
The latest suspensions are linked to a cheating probe last year that resulted in the arrest of 13 conductors and engineers accused of cheating on tests.
In a statement, Metro-North said: "Based upon information provided by the Manhattan DA's office and the MTA Inspector General, Metro-North has commenced disciplinary action against certain of its employees in accordance with applicable collective bargaining agreements."
The railroad is also coming under scrutiny in recent years after deadly accidents including one near Spuyten-Duyvil, killing four people.