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Metro North taking control of accident scene, will begin reconstruction

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Right to left; NTSB Board Member Earl Weener and lead investigator Michael Hiller

Right to left; NTSB Board Member Earl Weener and lead investigator Michael Hiller

The NTSB say they are turning over the scene of the accident to metro north tonight so they can begin rebuilding the tracks unimpeded.

At a press conference, NTSB Board Member Earl Weener said that as of this afternoon all rail cars are being moved to the MNR rail yard in Bridgeport for a more full inspection. Two sections of track are being taken to Washington, D.C. to be evaluated to see if they are relevant to the crash

Weener estimates that it will take about a year to get a final report done but some information about the crash is coming to light; data recorders indicate both trains were going about 70 miles per hour at the time of the collision impact

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Chris Duray

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