Storms Halt Trains in Connecticut
Storms Halt Trains in Connecticut
By Ted Mann, Wall Street Journal, Tue, 9/18/2012
Storm-related power outages halted five eastbound Metro-North trains near Stamford, Conn., Tuesday afternoon, stranding as many as 5,000 riders onboard and cascading delays along the rest of the commuter rail line.

The trains stopped after the overhead catenary wires grounded out, said Marjorie Anders, a spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The likely cause of the grounding: contact with trees, which were whipped by passing wind and thunderstorms.

Metro-North catenary workers were working to restore power to the stopped trains Tuesday afternoon, Anders said. Delays on the railroad’s New Haven Line were around 30 minutes.

“They’re working as hard as they can,” Anders said.

Service resumed later Tuesday evening, with residual delays.