Metro-North resumes service halted by damaged wire

Metro-North railroad car. (WTNH / Jeff Bailey)
Metro-North railroad car. (WTNH / Jeff Bailey)

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Metro-North Railroad has restored service to tracks in Norwalk after a damaged century-old overhead wire that halted the morning commute was repaired.

Spokesman Aaron Donovan says about 15 trains were delayed Thursday morning and service resumed early afternoon. Metro-North said the wire fractured due to age. It’s due to be replaced next year.

Norwalk also was the scene of a 118-year-old bridge that failed to remain closed twice in eight days earlier this summer. Commutes were snarled and Amtrak service was interrupted.

The damaged wire was on the westbound local track and the eastbound express track also is out of service as timbers are replaced on the bridge.

Eastbound trains did not stop at the East Norwalk, Greens Farms and Westport stations. Commuters could travel eastbound to Southport and board westbound trains.

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