A Metro-North Railroad train went off the tracks early Thursday morning, shutting service to the station for most of the day. Whiteout conditions caused the train to jump its tracks early Thursday, Metro-North spokeswoman Margie Anders is quoted as saying at Courant.com.
The train was unable to stop at the correct spot, and the front two wheels jumped the tracks, she said. The train left Grand Central at 11:32 p.m. Wednesday and arrived on time at about 12:27 a.m. Thursday at the New Canaan station.
Two passengers and the crew were aboard the train. No injuries were reported.
Metro-North must bring in a crane to lift up the train and put it back on the track. After that, it will be taken away and checked for damages.
Trains are operating Thursday on a Sunday schedule on the main New Haven Line. The Sunday schedule provides hourly service. The 9:32, 10:32 and 11:32 a.m. trains from New Haven to Grand Central are canceled. Riders should check the schedule for Sunday, Jan. 30, or visit the online schedule.
Service also remains suspended on the Danbury and Waterbury branches, the MTA says.
Metro-North encourages riders to stay home if they can. Metro-North blames "significant snowfall" in Connecticut and as well as the Bronx and Westchester County in New York for the service problems.
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