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Amtrak and Metro North resume normal schedule after derailment

Posted at 11:36 AM, May 22, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-22 18:24:36-04

Ride the first passenger train to New Haven since the derailment.

Metro North completed repairs and the President of the Railroad caught the first train to travel with passengers over the tracks. Repairs were made to to nearly 2,000 feet of track and the track bed and overhead apparatus.

Metro North representatives say “The track has been rebuilt from the ground up to current Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) standards using all new materials. After the track was rebuilt, it underwent rigorous testing. The track was subjected to a stabilizer machine, which simulates heavy rail traffic using vibrations. All signal testing was conducted by Metro-North forces and observed by the FRA and the National Transportation Safety Board.”

PIX11’s Greg Mocker questions him about what happened, safety and the investigation.