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Tough Trek Home for Connecticut Commuters
BRIDGEPORT, CT (AP) - People who endured an extra-long commute from Connecticut to New York City this morning have now had to figure out how to get home - unless they've given up and are staying in New York for the week.
A train collision Friday evening on one of the nation's most heavily traveled railways shut down that part of the rail line, and left commuters packed into buses today, or on highways that were even more heavily clogged than usual.
Meanwhile, three people remain hospitalized from Friday's wreck, which injured 72 people.
Connecticut state lawmakers say they are planning to hold hearings on the crash, on a rail network that they say is in need of extensive improvements.
Investigators are looking at a broken section of rail to see if it's connected to Friday's derailment of a train heading east from New York. It was then hit by a train heading west from New Haven. They're not sure if the rail was broken in the crash or earlier.
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