Commuter nightmare follows Metro North crash
Connecticut commuters can expect delays and limited service this week as MTA Metro North Railroad crews continue to repair damage from the Friday evening passenger-train collision in Bridgeport, Conn.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy said commuters, both drivers and train riders, will be affected throughout the week.
About 30,000 rail commuters per day are affected by the service disruption. Malloy implored commuters to carpool, work from home or stay in New York City if possible.
By Sunday evening, all 16 train cars were removed from the scene of the accident during the Friday rush in which a Metro North train heading to New Haven derailed and got sideswiped by a passenger train heading to Grand Central Terminal. The accident caused at least 72 injuries; one person remained in the hospital in critical condition as of yesterday evening.
"We have not had an accident like this in any recent time," Malloy said. "There are going to be substantial delays until we get this line back in full service."
Connecticut and MTA officials issued a service plan for commuters. There will be regular train service during the morning and evening rush between South Norwalk Station and Grand Central Terminal, with shuttle trains and buses servicing commuters in Connecticut.