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Rail service from Connecticut to resume today

Regular commuter rail service from Connecticut to New York City, along with Amtrak service between Boston and New York, was scheduled to resume during today's morning rush hour on one of the nation's oldest and most heavily traveled railways.

Limited, slower train service was planned for Tuesday night's rush hour for Metro-North and Amtrak.

The Metro-North crash at rush hour Friday evening injured 72 people, including one who remained in critical condition yesterday. It snarled commutes for roughly 30,000 people who normally use the train, forcing travelers to navigate a patchwork of cars, trains and buses.

As of late Tuesday, one of the two damaged tracks was rebuilt and returned to service for Metro-North Railroad and Amtrak, officials said.

Railroad officials said the speed of the rebuilding effort was the result of hundreds of skilled people in multiple crafts working around the clock since Saturday night.-- AP

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