Two Metro North trains collide near Fairfield
At about 6:10 p.m. on Friday evening, two Metro North trains collided near Fairfield, Conn. after one derailed and hit the other.
The rush-hour incident injured around 20 to 25 people, according to the Fairfield Police Department. No fatalities have been reported.
According to the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s website, service is suspended between New Haven and South Norwalk, with westbound and eastbound service between Grand Central and South Norwalk still running. According to Julien Clancy ’15, who cannot return home to Yale from Grand Central because of the service suspension, the eastbound Metro North is running trains as far as Green’s Farms in Westport, Conn. and then offering a bus service from there to New Haven.
Nick Cugini ’14, who was on an Amtrak train traveling from New York to New Haven when the crash occurred, said he was stranded on his train for over an hour before the train turned around and returned to Penn Station.
Amtrak has also indefinitely suspended its service between New York and Boston.