Equipment failure stops Metro-North train

Report It photo from Jbpagliaro after Metro-North breakdown in Milford, Feb. 27, 2014.

MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Equipment failure brought a Metro-North train to a stop in Milford early Thursday.

The problem happened on the 6:32 train out of New Haven heading to Grand Central.

According to Metro-North, the train was briefly stopped around 6:40 a.m. due to equipment failure on the train itself.

Passengers had to get off the train in Milford, and get on the next arriving train to continue their commute.

One passenger who emailed News 8 via Report it said “We had to get off Milford, go down and under the tracks in 9 degree weather to get on another train. There is only standing room in the aisles left me we still have to make another 6 stops.”

Legislative committees in Hartford and in Washington D.C. will be discussing Metro-North and rail safety in general today.

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