Metro-North train system remains mostly paralyzed
Metro-North continues to operate on a limited schedule with only six diesel trains running, instead of the more than 40 that usually run in and out of Connecticut. And those trains are creeping at 15 miles an hour for safety reasons.But even limited train service is an improvement after Thursday night when trains came to a grinding halt. The lucky ones who did get back to local train stations after spending a night on the streets of New York City, say the four-hour crawl back to southwestern Connecticut was worth it. Power officials say they can't tell the transit system when power will be restored. Generators have kept emergency lights on in the tunnels, but message boards are dark and phones have not been working.
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