Wire-repair work causes delays for Metro-North commuters

Wire-repair work at the Norton Heights train station left only two of the usual four tracks open during the busy morning commute for Metro-North customers

NORTON HEIGHTS - Wire-repair work at the Norton Heights train station left only two of the usual four tracks open during the busy morning commute for Metro-North customers today.

The chairman of the Connecticut Rail Commuter Council, Jim Cameron, says that winter weather isn't the only cause behind delayed service. He says old wires and trains are also to blame. According to Cameron, the badly designed trains allow for snow to get into their electronics, which in effect, leaves them disabled.

Metro-North, who did not return News 12 Connecticut?s calls today, was supposed to debut new ?M8? cars by now, but they have been delayed by testing.

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