Effects of Connecticut train crash on commuters

On Friday evening, 2 commuter train collision outside Bridgeport, Connecticut, resulted in damaging the tracks and snarling travel. From Monday, the work will be started to repair the tracks so here is what city workers can expect regarding commuter train service.

• Problems of METRO-NORTH RAILROAD SERVICE that commuters have to face

For a week, the roads and traffic could be a mess because Metro-North Railroad until the crews will repair the tracks, the overhead wires and other equipment and the service will be restored to the commuter rail line according to the Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

Between South Norwalk and New York’s Grand Central Terminal, decreased service will be provided to city workers. Between New Haven and Bridgeport, a shuttle train service will be provided about every 20 minutes with 2 shuttle buses running between Bridgeport and Stamford. Between Stamford and Grand Central Terminal, Metro-North’s New Canaan and Danbury branches regular service will be provided.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority that operates Metro-North said that every day, nearly 30,000 Metro-North customers use the stations where service has been closed down.


According to Amtrak, its Acela Express and Northeast Regional Service between New York and New Haven are shut down temporarily. It will provide limited service between Boston and New Haven.

• Commuting options for commuters

Chairman of a commuter group, Jim Cameron, wants officials in numerous towns to discontinue parking rules to accommodate what could be tens of thousands of motorists driving to unaffected train stations.

• Reconstruction of railroad

The work is called as the wholesale reconstruction of a two-track electrified railroad by the Metro-North President Howard Permut. Crews must rebuild 2,000 feet of damaged track, overhead wires and signals and the reconstruction will take days. He also said that several days of around-the-clock work will be required, including inspections and testing of the newly rebuilt system.

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