Service resumes on New Canaan Metro-North branch after derailment

The train derailed and appeared to have smashed through the wooden fence near the end of the station and a large police presence could be seen.

Feb 14, 2023, 1:23 PM

Updated 465 days ago

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Service has resumed on the New Canaan branch of Metro-North after a train derailed in New Canaan during morning rush hour.
It's the third time in 12 years a Metro-North train derailed in New Canaan. 
A Metro-North train crashed at the end of the tracks at the New Canaan train station Tuesday morning, prompting an investigation by Metropolitan Transportation Authority police.
A spokesperson for the MTA says the train hit a bumping block just before 7:30 a.m., causing one car to partially derail. The train came to a stop after crashing through a fence.
The MTA spokesperson says no passengers were on board.
Metro-North Railroad's president says the train's conductor and locomotive engineer were taken to the hospital and are expected to be OK.


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