NTSB holds hearing over Metro-North accidents in Conn.

The National Transportation Safety Board held an investigative hearing today in Washington about two accidents on the New Haven Line. The first accident happened in

The National Transportation Safety Board is holding an investigative hearing today in Washington about two accidents on the New Haven Line.

The National Transportation Safety Board is holding an investigative hearing today in Washington about two accidents on the New Haven Line. (11/6/13)

WASHINGTON - The National Transportation Safety Board held an investigative hearing today in Washington, D.C. about two accidents on the Metro-North’s New Haven Line.

State officials say the hearings are necessary to determine whether issues with the tracks led to the Bridgeport train derailment in May.

In May, a train derailed in Bridgeport and hit an oncoming train, injuring 75 people. A few days later, a track foreman was hit and killed by a train in West Haven.

An engineer told the NTSB today that Metro-North is "behind" in its maintenance of railroad ties, but is working to catch up.

A hearing tomorrow will focus on safety.
 

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