Metro-North commute along New Haven Line disrupted by bridge malfunction

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Metro-North New Haven line expected to operate at only 50% capacity for Monday morning commute

Metro-North passengers who use the New Haven line should expect disruptions for the Friday PM commute.

NEW YORK (PIX11) – The MTA is warning Metro-North passengers that service along the New Haven Line is likely to be suspended during the evening rush Friday.

According to a press release:

“Metro-North Railroad is advising New Haven Line customers that train service through Norwalk, Connecticut, is likely to be suspended during the rush hour this afternoon and evening. Teams of technicians from Metro-North have been unable to fully close the Walk Bridge, which was built in 1896 and swings open to allow marine traffic to pass.”

It’s the second time in two weeks that the bridge has failed to close, snarling the commute between New York City and Connecticut.

The MTA is sending 24 buses from the Bronx to shuttle Metro-North customers between South Norwalk and East Norwalk.

Trains leaving from Grand Central Terminal will stop at South Norwalk; separate service will continue between East Norwalk and New Haven.

Train service between Stamford and Grand Central will not be affected and will run on normal schedules.

According to the MTA:

“Metro-North apologizes for the inconvenience and is working to restore full train service as quickly as possible.  Mechanics from Metro-North’s signals, track, structures, and overhead wire units are on scene to identify and fix the problem as quickly and safely as possible.”