Amtrak work crews cut down trees in Edison, some residents outraged

Residents at the Gateway to Metuchen condo complex can no longer find lush greenery in front of their homes. Amtrak work crews cut down dozens of trees in Edison leaving some residents outraged.

Amtrak officials say the trees in the complex were growing into wires that power the Northeast Corridor train line. Amtrak's Director of Government Affairs sent a letter to homes saying the trees were cut down due to safety reasons. The letter stated trees were tall enough to create fires and power outages causing rail delays.

Residents are scheduled to meet with Edison's mayor Wednesday night to discuss the tree cutting. However, most of the trees may be cut down by then.

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