Train vs car West Reddng Station on Danbury Branch 8pm last night ,no injuries, car totaled. Driver thought he was turning into driveway but got stuck on tracks. Pizza store owner got driver out of car before train hit.
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Tom Costanzo knew he had to do something when he realized a driver was stuck on train tracks in the path of an oncoming train near his pizzeria Saturday night. Costanzo, the owner of Tomasinos Pizza N Pasta on Long Ridge Road near the West Redding train station, said the car got stuck after the driver turned onto the tracks in the dark while trying to turn into his restaurant’s driveway.
Backshophoss wrote: ↑Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:21 am It might help to UPDATE the GPS unit at least 1 time a year!!!This is one place where I not only don't think it was the GPS, but I could see myself making the same mistake, especially at night. Take a look at the view from the Googlemobile:
Backshophoss wrote: ↑Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:16 pm By now there have been X generations of GPS units,the most current generations should be updateable at least 1 time a year!!!As noted, the driver was a regular and would not have been using GPS, so your comment is totally out of line.
To avoid the "fatel error" of turning onto the track,update the bloody thing at least 1 time a year!!!
That's the point of of this post and the other post
Original story: Train service between the New Canaan station and the Stamford station was delayed because of a downed tree in Stamford’s Springdale neighborhood, Metro-North said
“New Canaan Branch service is currently delayed due to a downed tree in the vicinity of Springdale. As more info becomes available we will notify you asap,” Metro-North Railroad said via Twitter at 10:19 p.m., Monday, August 3, 2020.
Metro-North service on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines continues to be suspended due to extensive damage sustained from the effects of high winds and rain caused by Tropical Storm Isaias. Crews are working vigorously to repair damage caused by multiple fallen trees on each line, resulting in power & signal outages, overhead wires down and track infrastructure damage. We’ll resume service once trees have been cleared and repairs made to allow for the safe movement of trains.
On Wednesday, August 5, Metro-North will continue to operate weekend service on the Hudson Line, due to extensive damage to our infrastructure caused by Tropical Storm Isaias.
On the Harlem Line, Metro-North will operate weekend service for trains traveling from Mount Kisco station to Grand Central Terminal only. Additionally, there will be no service between Mount Kisco and Wassaic stations due to downed trees and infrastructure damage.
Due to extensive damage from Tropical Storm Isaias, New Haven Line service from New Haven to Stamford will be suspended. We are working to clear many trees and repair extensive power and signal outages as well as overhead wires to restore service from Stamford to Grand Central Terminal by Wed. AM. We will provide that information as soon as it becomes available.