Train Traveling At 82 MPH Before Derailment, NTSB Reports

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Earl Weener of the NTSB joined by Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut at a press conference in Yonkers on Monday afternoon. Photo Credit: Suzanne Samin

YONKERS, N.Y. -- The train that derailed Sunday morning in the Bronx was traveling at 82 miles per hour when it went over a curve,  National Transportation Safety Board member Earl Weener said at a press conference Monday afternoon at the Hampton Inn in Yonkers.

Trains should slow to 30 miles per hour from 70 miles per hour when going through that stretch, Weener said.

Check back with The Daily Voice for more from this afternoon's press conference.

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evelyn h:

I am embarrassed he was chosen to represent CT.

Just another socialist hack with a knack for getting in front of a camera, but no skill for cutting costs


Let's leave politics out of this tragedy. Instead grieve for the families of the deceased and injured and then the reason for 82mph will surface.


If the republicans had funded mass transit instead of giving tax breaks to big oil this could have been prevented. The use of modern technology would have slowed the train if the engineer failed to do so.

Activist Bill:

Of course someone has to bring politics into this tragic event, always looking for an angle to blame it on the political party they hate. Yeah right, blame it on the Republicans, don't blame it on the engineer who was exceeding the speed limit by more than 50 mph.


This not an issue of Republicans or Democrats its about a guy who was speeding 82MPH in a 30 MPH zone. Hurting 64 people and 4 killed. If you are upset about what is happening with tax breaks and funding run for federal office.


Thank You Mr. Blumenthal for tending to this.


Privatize the railroad and get rid of the unions.


I think everyone responsible for these deaths have to be punished badly, who are responsible for safety training, for checking and control, and of course who was driving this train, they've killed innocent people and injured many


Condolences to the families who lost loved ones in the crash..

pat j:

He may sit on a transportation safety committee. Plus, he may be following up with MetroNorth in light of the derailment on the New Haven line back in the spring.

RG of Mayo:

Why is Blumenthal sticking his mug into this? It happened in NEW YORK on a line that does not cross into Conn. Schumer is going to take him to the woodshed for hogging NY camera time.

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