Delays After Downed Wire Disables Metro-North Train For Hours In Conn.
WESTPORT, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Nearly 200 Metro-North passengers were stranded for two hours when their train lost power in Connecticut because of a downed wire that continued to cause delays Thursday.
The train stalled at about 9 p.m. Wednesday in Westport when officials said the train got snarled in 100-year-old, weather vulnerable wires near the Green’s Farm station.
Passengers were stuck without heat until another train arrived at about 11 p.m.
Temperatures were reported to be about 10 degrees at the time, but Metro-North officials say it didn’t get too cold on the train cars because they retained some heat after the power loss.
Metro-North officials said the train sent to get the stranded passengers was delayed for about an hour because of a weather-related switch problem.
The train left Grand Central Terminal bound for New Haven shortly after 7:30 p.m.
The downed wire also caused delays of up to 30 minutes Thursday morning on the New Haven Line.
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