Metro-North, Amtrak Back to Normal After Bridge Gets Stuck
Updated at 1:06 PM EST on Thursday, Oct 13, 2011
Service has been restored on Metro-North Railroad and Amtrak after a bridge that became stuck open along the Connecticut shoreline, disrupting train service for a time.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says the Norwalk River Bridge in South Norwalk failed to close after a boat passed under the tracks Sunday afternoon, and that workers need to realign a slipped gear to make it work again.
Metro-North ordered buses to set up a shuttle service over the river between its Norwalk and South Norwalk stations, though trains were still operating between New Haven and East Norwalk.
Amtrak service between New York City and New Haven was also disrupted.
Service was restored at about 5:30 p.m. Residual delays were expected.
Copyright Associated Press