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Metro-North train collision in Connecticut in May

The first Metro-North train to run since two

The first Metro-North train to run since two trains collided on Friday, May 17 approaches the Interstate 95 overpass at the Bridgeport/Fairfield border. (May 21, 2013) Photo Credit: AP

Chopper 12 and News12 Connecticut were over the scene of a train derailment and collision in Fairfield, Conn. on Friday. The Metro-North trains were traveling on the New Haven Line. The collision injured several people and shut down service between Stamford and New Haven, Conn.

The first Metro-North train to run since two
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The first Metro-North train to run since two trains collided on Friday, May 17 approaches the Interstate 95 overpass at the Bridgeport/Fairfield border. (May 21, 2013)

An Acela train approaches as transit officials survey
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An Acela train approaches as transit officials survey the scene where a Metro-North train derailed the week before in Bridgeport, Ct. limited service between Grand Central and New Haven opened up. commuter rail service from Connecticut to New York City, along with Amtrak service between Boston and New York, was back on schedule. (May 21, 2013)

A utility truck is seen through the window
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A utility truck is seen through the window of the first train to pass through the section of track where a Metro-North train derailed on May 17. On Tuesday, limited service between Grand Central and New Haven opened up. On Tuesday, limited service between Grand Central and New Haven opened up. On Wednesday, commuter rail service from Connecticut to New York City, along with Amtrak service between Boston and New York, was back on schedule. (May 21, 2013)

Video footage provided by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority
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Video footage provided by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) shows the site of a train derailment and collision in Bridgeport, Conn. (may 20, 2013)

Video footage dated May 19 provided by the
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Video footage dated May 19 provided by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) shows the site of a train derailment and collision in Bridgeport, Conn. (May 20, 2013)

Video footage dated May 19 provided by the
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Video footage dated May 19 provided by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) shows the site of a train derailment and collision in Bridgeport, Conn. (May 20, 2013)

A frame grab from video footage dated May
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A frame grab from video footage dated May 19, provided by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) shows the site of a train derailment and collision in Bridgeport, Conn. (May 20, 2013)

Metro North employees, in orange vests, help transfer
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Metro North employees, in orange vests, help transfer westbound commuters at the transportation center in Bridgeport, Ct., to shuttle buses. The commuters had arrived from New Haven by train and were being bused to Stamford, Conn., where rail service to New York was available. (May 20, 2013)

Metro North employees, in orange vests, help transfer
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Metro North employees, in orange vests, help transfer westbound commuters at the transportation center in Bridgeport, Conn., to buses, after a train collision on Friday injured 72 people and disrupted rail service into New York City. (May 20, 2013)

Metro-North employees work at the site of Friday's
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Metro-North employees work at the site of Friday's train derailment in Bridgeport. Conn. Crews will spend days rebuilding 2,000 feet of track, overhead wires and signals following the collision between two trains Friday evening that injured 72 people, Metro-North President Howard Permut said Sunday. (May 19, 2013)

Metro-North Railroad crews worked to repair tracks and
Photo Credit: MTA / Patrick Cashin

Metro-North Railroad crews worked to repair tracks and re-rail train cars following a derailment on Friday. (May 19, 2013)

Metro-North Railroad crews worked to repair tracks and
Photo Credit: MTA / Patrick Cashin

Metro-North Railroad crews worked to repair tracks and re-rail train cars following a derailment on Friday. (May 19, 2013)

Metro-North Railroad crews worked to repair tracks and
Photo Credit: MTA / Patrick Cashin

Metro-North Railroad crews worked to repair tracks and re-rail train cars following a derailment on Friday. (May 19, 2013)

Metro-North Railroad crews worked to repair tracks and
Photo Credit: MTA / Patrick Cashin

Metro-North Railroad crews worked to repair tracks and re-rail train cars following a derailment on Friday. (May 19, 2013)

Metro-North Railroad crews worked to repair tracks and
Photo Credit: MTA / Patrick Cashin

Metro-North Railroad crews worked to repair tracks and re-rail train cars following a derailment on Friday. (May 19, 2013)

Metro-North Railroad crews worked to repair tracks and
Photo Credit: MTA / Patrick Cashin

Metro-North Railroad crews worked to repair tracks and re-rail train cars following a derailment on Friday. (May 19, 2013)

Metro-North Railroad crews worked to repair tracks and
Photo Credit: MTA / Patrick Cashin

Metro-North Railroad crews worked to repair tracks and re-rail train cars following a derailment on Friday. (May 19, 2013)

Metro-North Railroad crews worked to repair tracks and
Photo Credit: MTA / Patrick Cashin

Metro-North Railroad crews worked to repair tracks and re-rail train cars following a derailment on Friday. (May 19, 2013)

Metro-North Railroad crews worked to repair tracks and
Photo Credit: MTA / Patrick Cashin

Metro-North Railroad crews worked to repair tracks and re-rail train cars following a derailment on Friday. (May 19, 2013)

Metro-North Railroad crews worked to repair tracks and
Photo Credit: MTA / Patrick Cashin

Metro-North Railroad crews worked to repair tracks and re-rail train cars following a derailment on Friday. (May 19, 2013)

Emergency workers arrive at the scene of a
Photo Credit: AP / The Connecticut Post, Christian Abraham

Emergency workers arrive at the scene of a Metro-North train crash in Fairfield, Conn. (May 17, 2013)

Metro-North Railroad President Howard Permut gets ready to
Photo Credit: AP/The Connecticut Post, Christian Abraham

Metro-North Railroad President Howard Permut gets ready to descend a ladder after touring the scene of the train derailment in Bridgeport, Conn. Officials described a devastating scene of shattered cars and other damage where two trains packed with rush-hour commuters collided in Connecticut, and said it's fortunate that no one was killed and that there weren't even more injuries. (May 18, 2013)

Metro-North Railroad employees work at the scene of
Photo Credit: AP/The Connecticut Post, Christian Abraham

Metro-North Railroad employees work at the scene of the train derailment in Bridgeport, Conn. (May 18, 2013)

Metro-North Railroad officials tour the scene of the
Photo Credit: AP/The Connecticut Post, Christian Abraham

Metro-North Railroad officials tour the scene of the train derailment in Bridgeport, Conn. (May 18, 2013)

An onlooker looks at the Metro-North commuter trains
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An onlooker looks at the Metro-North commuter trains involved in the train derailment in Bridgeport, Conn. (May 18, 2013)

Investigators examine the scene of a Metro North
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Investigators examine the scene of a Metro North train collision in Fairfield, Conn. (May 18, 2013)

Connecticut state investigators examines the scene of a
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Connecticut state investigators examines the scene of a Metro North train collision in Fairfield, Conn. (May 18, 2013)

A Connecticut state investigator examines the scene of
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A Connecticut state investigator examines the scene of a Metro North train collision in Fairfield, Conn. (May 18, 2013)

The scene of a Metro North train collision
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The scene of a Metro North train collision in Fairfield, Conn. (May 18, 2013)

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and officials from
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Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and officials from the NTSB briefed reporters Saturday morning on a major train crash that left dozens hurt. (May 18, 2013)

Metro-North Railroad employees work at the scene of
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Metro-North Railroad employees work at the scene of the train derailment Saturday in Bridgeport, Conn. Officials described a devastating scene of shattered cars and other damage where two trains packed with rush-hour commuters collided, saying it's fortunate that no one was killed and that there weren't even more injuries. (May 18, 2013)

Metro-North Railroad employees work at the scene of
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Metro-North Railroad employees work at the scene of the train derailment Saturday in Bridgeport, Conn. Officials described a devastating scene of shattered cars and other damage where two trains packed with rush-hour commuters collided, saying it's fortunate that no one was killed and that there weren't even more injuries. (May 18, 2013)

Gov. Dannel Malloy and Congressman Jim Himes, right,
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Gov. Dannel Malloy and Congressman Jim Himes, right, speak with NTSB representatives at a staging area near the scene of the Metro-North train collision in Bridgeport, Conn. Officials described a devastating scene of shattered cars and other damage where two trains packed with rush-hour commuters collided, saying it's fortunate that no one was killed and that there weren't even more injuries. (May 18, 2013)

Red Cross Disaster Services van offers refreshments for
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Red Cross Disaster Services van offers refreshments for Metro-North Railroad workers at the scene of the train derailment in Bridgeport, Conn. Officials described a devastating scene of shattered cars and other damage where two trains packed with rush-hour commuters collided, saying it's fortunate that no one was killed and that there weren't even more injuries. (May 18, 2013)

Metro-North Railroad Chief of Safety Anne Kirsch, Interim
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Metro-North Railroad Chief of Safety Anne Kirsch, Interim Executive Director Thomas Prendergast, President Howard Permut, and Connecticut Department of Transportation Commissioner Jim Redekerand converse after touring the scene of the train derailment. (May 18, 2013)

Metro-North Railroad employees work at the scene of
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Metro-North Railroad employees work at the scene of the train derailment Saturday in Bridgeport, Conn. Officials described a devastating scene of shattered cars and other damage where two trains packed with rush-hour commuters collided, saying it's fortunate that no one was killed and that there weren't even more injuries. (May 18, 2013)

Passengers leave the area where two Metro-North commuter
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Passengers leave the area where two Metro-North commuter trains collided Friday near Fairfield, Conn. Bill Kaempffer, a spokesman for Bridgeport public safety, told The Associated Press about 49 people were wounded, including four who suffered serious injuries. About 250 people were on board the two trains, he said. (May 17, 2013)

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy speaks to the
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Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy speaks to the media regarding the train derailment of a Metro-North commuter train that injured about 70 passengers, five of them seriously, during the rush-hour commute in Bridgeport, Conn. (May 17, 2013)

Officials say the 4:41 p.m. train out of
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Officials say the 4:41 p.m. train out of New Haven derailed just east of the Fairfield station and hit a westbound train on an adjacent track. (May 17, 2013)

Injured passengers are removed from the scene of
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Injured passengers are removed from the scene of a train collision and derailment in Connecticut. Two commuter trains leaving about 50 people injured, authorities said. There were no reports of fatalities. (May 17, 2013)

Emergency workers arrive at the scene of a
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Emergency workers arrive at the scene of a collision between two Metro-North trains Friday in Fairfield, Conn. The railroad says the accident involved a New York-bound train leaving New Haven, Conn. It derailed and hit a westbound train near Fairfield. Some cars on the second train also derailed. (May 17, 2013)

Emergency workers arrive the scene of a collision
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Emergency workers arrive the scene of a collision between two Metro-North trains Friday, in Fairfield, Conn. The railroad says the accident involved a New York-bound train leaving New Haven, Conn. It derailed and hit a westbound train near Fairfield. Some cars on the second train also derailed. (May 17, 2013)

A Metro-North train full of evening rush commuters
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A Metro-North train full of evening rush commuters headed for New Haven, Conn., out of Grand Central Terminal derailed and clipped another train that was headed in the opposite direction. (May 17, 2013)

Officials said two trains collided in Fairfield, Conn.,
Photo Credit: News 12 Connecticut

Officials said two trains collided in Fairfield, Conn., after a derailment shortly after 6 p.m. Friday night. (May 17, 2013)

Officials said two trains collided in Fairfield, Conn.,
Photo Credit: News 12 Connecticut

Officials said two trains collided in Fairfield, Conn., after a derailment shortly after 6 p.m. Friday night. (May 17, 2013)

Officials said 60 people were injured, five of
Photo Credit: News 12 Connecticut

Officials said 60 people were injured, five of them critically, when two trains collided in Fairfield, Conn., following a derailment shortly after 6 p.m. Friday night. (May 17, 2013)

Officials said two trains collided in Fairfield, Conn.,
Photo Credit: News 12 Connecticut

Officials said two trains collided in Fairfield, Conn., following a derailment shortly after 6 p.m. Friday night. (May 17, 2013)

Officials said two trains collided in Fairfield, Conn.,
Photo Credit: News 12 Connecticut

Officials said two trains collided in Fairfield, Conn., following a derailment shortly after 6 p.m. Friday night. (May 17, 2013)

Officials say two trains collided in Fairfield, Conn.,
Photo Credit: News 12 Connecticut

Officials say two trains collided in Fairfield, Conn., after a derailment shortly after 6 p.m. Friday night. (May 17, 2013)

Officials said two trains collided in Fairfield, Conn.,
Photo Credit: News 12 Connecticut

Officials said two trains collided in Fairfield, Conn., after a derailment shortly after 6 p.m. Friday night. (May 17, 2013)

Officials said 60 were injured, five of them
Photo Credit: News 12 Connecticut

Officials said 60 were injured, five of them critically, after two trains collided in Fairfield, Conn., following a derailment shortly after 6 p.m. Friday night. (May 17, 2013)

Officials said two trains collided in Fairfield, Conn.,
Photo Credit: News 12 Connecticut

Officials said two trains collided in Fairfield, Conn., after a derailment shortly after 6 p.m. Friday night. (May 17, 2013)

Officials said two trains collided in Fairfield, Conn.,
Photo Credit: News 12 Connecticut

Officials said two trains collided in Fairfield, Conn., after a derailment shortly after 6 p.m. Friday night. (May 17, 2013)

Officials said two trains collided in Fairfield, Conn.,
Photo Credit: News 12 Connecticut

Officials said two trains collided in Fairfield, Conn., after a derailment shortly after 6 p.m. Friday night. (May 17, 2013)

Officials said two trains collided in Fairfield, Conn.,
Photo Credit: News 12 Connecticut

Officials said two trains collided in Fairfield, Conn., after a derailment shortly after 6 p.m. Friday night. (May 17, 2013)

Officials say two trains collided after a derailment
Photo Credit: News 12 Connecticut

Officials say two trains collided after a derailment shortly after 6 p.m. Friday night.

Officials said two trains collided in Fairfield, Conn.,
Photo Credit: News 12 Connecticut

Officials said two trains collided in Fairfield, Conn., after a derailment shortly after 6 p.m. Friday night. (May 17, 2013)

Officials said two trains collided in Fairfield, Conn.,
Photo Credit: News 12 Connecticut

Officials said two trains collided in Fairfield, Conn., after a derailment shortly after 6 p.m. Friday night. (May 17, 2013)

Chopper 12 over the scene in Fairfield, Conn.
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Chopper 12 over the scene in Fairfield, Conn. (May 17, 2013)

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