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Congresswoman Clarke’s Statement on the Metro-North Train Derailment

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke released the following statement about the derailment of a Metro-North train in the Bronx yesterday.

“On behalf of the people of the Ninth Congressional District, I would like to extend my prayers and condolences to the victims and their families of the Metro-North train derailment that occurred yesterday in the Bronx, in which at least three people lost their lives and dozens more were seriously injured.

“I applaud Governor Cuomo for his pledge to conduct a thorough investigation of the derailment, to prevent such tragedies in the future.

“Millions of people in New York City and its surrounding suburbs depend on the safety of our subways and commuter rails. We have a responsibility to restore confidence in this critical part of our nation’s infrastructure.”