It will be up to Gov. Dannel Malloy and legislative leaders to appoint members to the new Connecticut Commuter Rail Council.
Jim Cameron of the council has submitted a question to Metro-North and to the Connecticut Department of Transportation, seeking to determine why nothing was done to stop trains from traveling over the problem track even after the issue was found and identified.
The engineers of the two trains involved are among the clients of George Cahill, a New Haven-based railroad law attorney.
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.
Specialized machinery has been working to dig up the nearly 1,600 damaged concrete railroad ties to replace them with fresh ones.
Service was emporarily suspended for most of the day Sunday due to an early morning freight train derailment near New Haven, Connecticut.
Experts said the air was safe to breathe again Monday afternoon at the site of a train derailment in South Jersey.
Several tanker cars derailed in the accident around 7 a.m. on a rail bridge in Paulsboro and toppled into Mantua Creek.
The northbound 6 train derailed between Chambers and Centre street just north of the Brooklyn Bridge station around 3:52 a.m.
The incident — described as minor — happened around 6 p.m. Metro-North said there were no injuries.
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