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In Wake of Accidents, Metro-North Railroad to Install Safety Devices

by Connor Ryan
Metro North train.

joseph a, Flickr

Metro-North Railroad announced Friday morning in a letter addressed to Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) that it would begin installing shunts, safety devices that are meant to provide added protection for track workers in construction areas, within the next month on parts of its New Haven Line.

The letter comes days after the National Transportation Safety Board and Blumenthal urged Metro-North to install the signal protection devices.

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