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Senator furious after new Metro-North derailment at Grand Central

Wednesday night's Grand Central derailment, while minor, brought back bad memoriesGetty

Metro-North trains were back running this morning with some delays after last night’s derailment in Grand Central Terminal forced the evacuation of 800 passengers and snarled the evening commute home.

An outraged Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) is demanding an investigation.

“This incident is more than a minor inconvenience,” he told local CBS2 . “It recalls past very serious incidents, and has caused disruption and delay for countless travelers throughout the metropolitan area, and I want an explanation right away as to what the cause was.”

Among the past incidents was the fatal 2013 derailment in the Bronx’s Spuyten Duyvil section.

The train that jumped the tracks last night was the 5:19 p.m. to Wassaic. It blocked nine of the tracks out of the famed terminal. There were no injuries but some 800 passengers had to be walked off the train back to the platform.

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The Federal Railroad Administration is investigating.

 
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