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Damaged Trains to be Removed from Wreck Site

(AP Photo/The Connecticut Post, Christian Abraham)

(AP Photo/The Connecticut Post, Christian Abraham)

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The transit agency that runs the Metro-North commuter rail line says trains damaged in a Friday crash are being removed in the first step to making repairs and restoring service.

Aaron Donovan, spokesman for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, said the trains will be removed Sunday. The National Transportation Safety Board, which has been investigating, gave Metro-North the OK to remove the trains.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation will announce jointly with Metro-North on Sunday a plan for the rush-hour commute beginning Monday.

Investigators are looking at a broken section of rail to see if it is connected to the derailment and collision outside Bridgeport that left dozens injured.

Seventy-two people were sent to the hospital Friday evening after an eastbound train from New York City derailed and was hit by a westbound train.


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