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Metro-North experiencing delays on New Haven line and branches

WTNH.com Staff - GREENWICH,  Conn. (WTNH)-- Metro-North railroad is experiencing delays on their New Haven line Thursday.

Metro-North tweeted that there are 60 to 90 minute delays that are due to overhead wire damage and mechanical issues near the Cos Cob station in Greenwich. It's unclear what caused the damage that interrupted train service.

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There is no word on when normal service will resume. Metro-North advises riders to listen for announcements at train stations.

Riders who take the Waterbury branch off the New Haven Line are also experiencing delays due to late connections.

New Canaan branch riders will not have direct service available Thursday. Those riders will have to transfer at Stamford.

At 2:50 p.m. Thursday, Metro-North released the following update:

Regular New Haven Line service will be in effect this evening. Because of damage to overhead wire in the vicinity of Cos Cob, there will be some train cancellations and combinations, as well as anticipated delays of 30-60 minutes and crowded conditions. Please listen for announcements.

Eastbound (to New Haven) trains will not stop at Cos Cob, Riverside or Old Greenwich. Customers should take the train to Stamford, where they can switch for westbound service to these stations.

New Canaan direct trains from Grand Central will not operate; customers should transfer at Stamford for service to New Canaan.

Waterbury branch riders can also expect delays of up to 40 minutes due to the problems along the New Haven Line.

At 4:40 p.m., Metro-North said that New Haven Line riders coming out of New York City should expect more crowds on the trains than normal.

New Haven Line Customers should anticipate delays of 20 to 30 minutes.  There will be some train cancelations, combinations and possible crowded conditions.  Eastbound trains have resumed stopping at Cos Cob, Riverside and Old Greenwich.

New Canaan direct trains from Grand Central Terminal will not operate; customers should transfer at Stamford for service to New Canaan.


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