Metro-North passenger: Riders forced off disabled train near Westport

A passenger on a Metro-North train says riders were stranded briefly Thursday near Westport after their train struck an object and became disabled on the tracks.

News 12 Staff

Jun 20, 2019, 11:58 AM

Updated 1,805 days ago

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Metro-North passenger: Riders forced off disabled train near Westport
A passenger on a Metro-North train says riders were stranded briefly Thursday near Westport after their train struck an object and became disabled on the tracks.
Metro-North Railroad tweeted that the New Haven Line Train #1504, the 5:49 a.m. from Grand Central Terminal to New Haven became disabled near Westport due to operational issues.
 
Officials say customers were accommodated by the 7:29 a.m. out of East Norwalk.
Officials did not say what caused the train to become disabled, but a passenger tells News 12 that the train may have struck an object on the tracks. The rider says the object appeared to be a piece of machinery that was left on the tracks. 
  Photo courtesy of: Michael Sohonyay 
There are no reports of injuries. 


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