The fact that the NTSB has said that it will take a year and a half to issue a probable cause finding for the derailment and crash is outrageous, Sen. Richard Blumenthal told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau.
Work is set to start in early July and least at least nine weeks.
The inspection on May 15 found an insulated rail joint with inadequate supporting ballast and indications of vertical movement of the track system, the NTSB said.
Delays are possible on the Metro-North railroad when temperatures soar, officials warned.
Catherine “Kay” Cotter was last seen Tuesday morning near her home on Garth Road in Eastchester.
Connecticut officials are calling on the federal government to spend more on rail safety and reliability following the Metro-North Railroad derailment and crash near Bridgeport.
The accident came less than two weeks after a train derailed in Bridgeport, injuring more than 70 people and disrupting service for days on the railroad used by tens of thousands of commuters north of New York City.
About 700 people were on board the trains on May 17 when one heading east from Grand Central Terminal to New Haven derailed just outside Bridgeport.
The engineers of the two trains involved are among the clients of George Cahill, a New Haven-based railroad law attorney.
Regular train service has returned to Connecticut, five days after a derailment injured scores of commuters and damaged tracks.
Limited Metro-North Railroad and full Amtrak train service resumed at around 3 p.m. Tuesday between New York and New Haven, according to the MTA.
Railroad officials in Connecticut said the morning commute went as well as can be expected following Friday’s train collision that injured 72 people and has shut down service.
A surgeon from Yale-New Haven Hospital was on one of the trains involved in Friday night’s collision on Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven Line and spoke to WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau about the exprience.
About 700 people were on board the trains when one heading east from New York City’s Grand Central Station to New Haven derailed about 6:10 p.m. just outside Bridgeport, Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials said.
Service on the Hudson Line of the Metro-North Railroad was delayed by up to 40 minutes during the Wednesday evening rush due to a brush fire.
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