Limited service resumes on New Haven Line

Photo courtesy: MGNonline
Photo courtesy: MGNonline

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Metro- North Railroad says limited service has been restored to the New Haven Line following the latest failure of a 118-year-old bridge.

The commuter railroad announced Friday evening that service had been restored on two of four tracks.

Metro-North and Amtrak train service was disrupted for the evening rush because the rotating Walk Bridge got stuck again in the open position, which allows boats to pass through along the Norwalk River. Frustrated passengers waited in long lines for bus service between South Norwalk and East Norwalk.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy called for a “crisis summit” with Metro-North and the Metropolitan Transit Authority, saying, “this is now the second major failure in two weeks,” highlighting the need to replace the bridge.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal pledged to seek the necessary federal funding.

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