The train wreck for Metro North continues. A draw bridge between East Norwalk and South Norwalk has been jammed all day causing delays between the Green Farms Station and South Norwalk stations on Metro North Railroad, causing stoppage of service between the two stations. Bus service between the two stations was provided for commuters looking to get to Stamford and New York or points east to Bridgeport and New Haven. Service also disrupted Amtrak service.
the 118 year old draw bridge was undergoing testing at 3 am when it got struck in the raised position, preventing the bridge to close and connect the tracks, providing for an impassable section over water. Temporary repairs made to Walk Bridge were completed just after rush hour at 9 am.
While some service has been restored, continued delays and longer commutes are expected. This meana fewer trains and more crowding on existing routes.
In a statement, "Metro North stated We are currently unable to provide Eastbound train service from Stamford. Limited Westbound train service is being provided from South Norwalk. Limited Shuttle Bus Service is currently being provided between East Norwalk and South Norwalk. Customers should anticipate delays and crowded conditions."
This also holds true for the Amtrak route between New York and Boston, with stops between the Stamford and Bridgeport and New Haven stops most effected by this disruption. A timetable is still be revised as to when this repair will be made permanent, until then, commuters should anticipate more time or seek alternative transit, which is easier said than done in southern Connecticut.