Shore Line East trains resume service

- FILE - Shore Line East train in Branford (WTNH)

(WTNH)– Shore Line East trains are now operating after train service was suspended when a tree fell on some wires Wednesday morning.

The rail service tweeted that trains are now running on or close to schedule.

At around 11:18 a.m., Shore Line East announced that train service was suspended by tweeting “due to unforeseen circumstances, SLE train service has been suspended indefinitely.”

The Department of Transportation spokesman Kevin Nursick said a tree fell onto catenary wires in the Guilford area and caught fire. One train also had to be turned around.

While Shore Line East trains in that area are run by diesel, they couldn’t get through because of the tree on the wires.

Amtrak runs catenary trains in the area and their service was also impacted but it’s unclear to what extent.

Shore Line East said Train #1616 was temporarily replaced by bus service from New Haven to Guilford, and then a train.

Shore Line East says they apologize for the inconvenience.

Amtrak says commuters may experience delays up to 30 minutes.

For updates on train service go to or follow them on Twitter @SLEalerts.

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