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N.Y. train’s speed was more than twice the limit

Criminal inquiry parallels review by safety board

NEW YORK — The Metro-North Railroad train that hurtled off the rails on a sleepy holiday weekend morning was traveling more than 80 miles per hour as it approached one of the sharpest curves in the region’s rail system, federal investigators said on Monday. That’s nearly three times the speed permitted through the turn.

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