Talk About Train Safety. Senator Blumenthal Within Inches of Speeding Train

During a Good Friday press conference on train safety at the busy Milford train station platform, Senator Blumenthal is a little close for comfort as an Amtrak train races up behind him. In the video posted to YouTube by KHON2 News, the Senator is standing on the yellow caution area at the edge of the platform as the Mayor of Milford Ben Blake delivers his remarks.

“We have about 5,000 customers taking the train each day,” Mayor Blake says. “Safety, as you know, is paramount,” he continues just as an Amtrak train rushes past, a rush of wind tousling hair and blowing a poster visual off its tripod. The video which is posted to has over 622,000 hits as of Tuesday.