...One car on the derailed train is partially blocking the track leading to New Canaan station.
New Canaan branch southbound service will originate from Talmadge Hill station that is south of New Canaan station.
The incident is causing delays between 45 and 60 minutes and there is no time estimate when regular service will be restored.
The derailment happened in the rail yard at New Canaan station, according to Aaron Donovan, Metro-North spokesman.
Donovan said there were no passengers on the train when one car’s wheel left the track. The car is still standing on the track and equipment will be needed to reposition it on the track.
Metro-North: Faulty switch caused New Canaan derailment
NEW CANAAN — The derailment of a Metro-North train last week as it slowly maneuvered in a New Canaan yard was caused by a faulty switch, a preliminary investigation concluded.
Metro-North spokesman Aaron Donovan said Wednesday a one-eighth inch gap in a switch that allows trains to change tracks caused the derailment. The switch has since been repaired, he said.
“The preliminary finding is that this appears to have been a low speed wheel climb derailment,” Donovan said.
Metro North construction equipment derails
A piece of construction equipment derailed on a Metro North Railroad track Thursday afternoon, injuring one worker and causing delays of up to 20 minutes on New Haven Line trains.
The equipment, a tie inserter, derailed between the Cos Cob and Greenwich stations shortly after noon, Metro North officials said.
“A worker suffered a minor injury, it appears to be a lump on the head and a laceration,’’ spokeswoman Nancy Gamerman said.
Trains are operating on the one track that remains in use, which is causing the delays, she said.
Metro-North train strikes car in Darien
Eight minutes later, the car's occupants heard the train coming and exited the vehicle before it was smashed.
According to officials, there were only four passengers on the train at the time. None of them were hurt, nor were the two people in the car. Because of the time of the crash, there was no service disruption.
Kellner's daughter got a summons for failing to stop at a railroad crossing, but Kellner says they will fight it.
Jeff Smith wrote:I believe it turned out to be an MOW vehicle that got stuck, right around an interlocking at Woodlawn.
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