Hearing on Metro-North failure kicks off in Bridgeport


BRIDGEPORT – U.S Sen. Richard Blumenthal chastised Metro-North and Consolidated Edison officials this morning, criticizing them for allowing decaying, aging infrastructure shut down one of the busiest commuter railroads in the country last month.

About a month after the electrical failure sent tens of thousands of daily rail commuters scrambling for alternative transportation, Blumenthal, in a Senate field hearing, said the September 25 failure in Harrison, N.Y. underscored “much broader and deeper problems” in the Metro-North commuter railroad.