WASHINGTON — In light of the two recent train derailments in Ohio, Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., is calling attention to the freight lines in upstate New York and demanding answers and action from the companies that operate them.

In a virtual news conference Tuesday, Sen. Schumer said upstate New York hosts some of the most active freight rail lines in the country; the CSX line that follows the Erie Canal from the Hudson Valley to Buffalo, and the Norfolk Southern line that runs through the Southern Tier. Freight trains run through nearly every region of upstate New York, connecting the main trunk lines with communities north and south.

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