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Commuter rail bidder is linked to French crash

The French passenger train that crashed outside Paris Friday, killing at least six, was operated by the owners of one of the two companies vying to run Greater Boston’s commuter rail service.

Human error has been ruled out by France’s transport minister, and the investigation is focused on a detached piece of metal in a switching joint on the tracks, the head of the French national railway, SNCF, said on Saturday, according to an Associated Press report.

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