Amtrak worker shocked while repairing rail lines

(WTNH/ George Roelofsen)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– An Amtrak worker was shocked while repairing rail lines in Guilford Thursday morning.

Officials say the Amtrak worker was hurt after being shocked when working on the line after a tree fell into some wires Wednesday.

The Department of Transportation says that trains are  running on one track. There may however be some delays.

The commuter rail service tweeted at around 6 a.m. Thursday that “train service had been suspended indefinitely.”

On Wednesday at  around 11 a.m., Shore Line East sent out the same tweet of suspended service after a tree fell onto catenary wires in the Guilford area and caught fire. However, the train began operating close to schedule shortly later.

Related: Shore Line East trains resume service

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

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