Hundreds Get Stuck on Hot Metro-North Train Leaving Grand Central
A Metro-North train leaving Grand Central Terminal during rush hour got stuck in a nearby tunnel for nearly an hour and a half, leaving hundreds of passengers sweating on a train without air conditioning during a heat wave in New York City.
The 7:21 p.m. Hudson Line train headed to Poughkeepsie got stuck for at least an hour and 20 minutes in the Park Avenue tunnel when the front engine quit, according to NBC Nightly News producer Rob Kaplan, who was on the train.
There was no air-conditioning, and the train quickly became very hot and uncomfortable. A conductor and a volunteer passenger walked through the train handing out water.
One attempt to attach the engine from the south and tow the train back to Grand Central failed, Kaplan said. Eventually, an engine attached from the north and towed the train up to 125th Street, where passengers were transferred to a waiting train.
Saugatuck RR Bridge Problem Delays Trains
UPDATE Problems closing the Saugatuck Railroad Bridge today delayed New Haven Line service for four hours, according to Metro-North. “The bridge had failed to fully close after an scheduled opening for marine traffic that took place a few minutes before 11 a.m.,” said spokesman Aaron Donovan. “It rectified at 11:26 a.m. when we closed and locked the bridge (making it available for train use), but as a result, three Metro-North trains and one Amtrak train were delayed by up to 25 minutes.” Metro-North later said delays continued until about 4 p.m. when it said trains were on or close to schedule.. Pictured is the scheduled 11:08 a.m. train to Grand Central halted on the bridge. The bridge— built in 1905 and actually not one, but two parallel bridges, each carrying two tracks—was also hit by a closing problem in September and July. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
After delays, Danbury trains running on time
A disabled train in Redding had caused southbound delays of up to 55 minutes early Tuesday morning. In addition, bus service replaced northbound trains at Cannondale in Wilton.
The train that departed Danbury at 6:11 a.m. was delayed, the railroad said, and an earlier train headed for Grand Central Terminal left Danbury at 5:31 a.m. but was canceled at Redding due to mechanical difficulties. A train is reportedly stalled on the tracks.
Wassaic Line Customers
Service Change Posted: 01/05/2016 12:55PM
Substitute Bus Service will be provided on the Wassaic Branch for the 1:21 PM train departing Southeast making all stops to Wassaic. Bus Service will also be provided for the 2:18 PM train departing Wassaic making all stops to Southeast. Please listen for announcements at your station.
Service Change Posted: 01/05/2016 10:59AM
Substitute Bus Service will be provided on the Wassaic Branch for the 11:21 AM train departing Southeast making all stops to Wassaic. Bus Service will also be provided for the 12:28 AM train departing Wassaic making all stops to Southeast. Please listen for announcements at your station.
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