An Amtrak train, top, traveling on an unaffected track, passes a derailed Metro North commuter train, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York. Officials are standing on a curve in the tracks where the Metro North train derailed.
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut is calling on federal officials to conduct an expedited investigation into Sunday's train derailment on Metro North's Hudson line, which killed 4 people and injured more than 60.
Blumenthal cited recent incidents that impacted Connecticut commuters on the New Haven Line in his call to action.
Troubles on Metro North have continued into a second week, but officials say things should be able to return to normal by next week. MTA officials estimate service should be fully restored by Tuesday, Oct. 8. Details on the power restoration from Con Edison are online here.
An electrical power failure has crippled service on the nation's second largest commuter railroad. Only 30 percent service is currently available on Metro North New Haven line between Stamford, Connecticut and Grand Central Terminal in New York City .
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says the electrical problems that disrupted service on Metro North's New Haven line between Stamford and Grand Central Terminal could continue to be a problem for as much as three weeks.
The Governor spoke at a press conference at the Emergency Operations Center.
Metro North spokesman Aaron Donovan says there’s usually a second cable that could serve as a backup, but Wednesday morning’s outage came at a bad time, because that second cable is currently out of service for an upgrade.