Connecticut train collision

New England News
12:34 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Conn. MTA Train Crash Highlights Need For Rail Investment in Berkshires

A freight train derailed in Sheffield, Mass. in April.
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The MTA train collision near Fairfield that injured 72 last Friday is still under investigation.

Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, a Democrat from the 5th District, said that investigators are still attempting to determine if the derailment was caused by track in disrepair or another factor. Esty, who said that a Congressional hearing will be held on railway safety later today, also said that funding to maintain one of the busiest railway corridors in the Northeast has been “an issue.”

Esty spoke on WAMC’s Congressional Corner…

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New England News
6:28 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Conn. Derailment Causes Slow Commute

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Commuters who manage to make it from southwest Connecticut to New York City should consider staying in the Big Apple all week as crews begin rebuilding 2,000 feet of track following a commuter train collision and derailment.

But that advice isn't coming from New York's mayor. Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy is urging commuters to consider staying out of their home state to avoid what could be a week of major traffic headaches.

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