New Haven, Conn. (WTNH) - Rail service is back to normal if you are thinking about takingthe train into New York City.
Metro North trains are running on schedule after downed wires inGreenwich caused trains from Stamford into Grand Central Terminalto be suspended for several hours on Saturday.
The problem stranded thousands of train travelers.
Trains were back online and people were moving again shortlybefore 11 o’clock Saturday night.
Metro-North spokesman Dan Brucker said damaged equipment on two commuter trainspulled down the overhead electrical lines on separate tracks nearGreenwich.
Two tracks were shut down shortly after 3:15 p.m. when theoverhead arms on a train ripped down some lines just west ofGreenwich. About a half hour later, another train on a separatetrack pulled down more wires, forcing the railroad to suspend allservice.
Earlier Saturday night Brucker wasn't clear how soon repairscould be made. He said because of the volume of passengers on theNew Haven line, it was not practical to run bus service between thetwo cities.
Train service between New Haven and Stamford was running. Buttravelers could not go directly into Grand Central Station, orleave from Grand Central. However, diesel train service betweenGrand Central Terminal and Stamford was running by early Saturdayevening.
Amtrak service in the area was also affected.
Thousands of customers were affected Saturday afternoon andevening.
"The New Haven line is our biggest line in terms of miles,customers, and trains so even on a weekend it has large ridershipnumbers," Brucker stated. "So many thousands were affected."
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