New Canaan train gets derailed
A Metro-North train derailed at the New Canaan station at approximately 12:30 this morning. As of 2:10 p.m. it was successfully re-railed.
According to MTA spokesman Marjorie Anders, the engineer overshot the end of the rail due to last night's white out and slippery conditions.
"The first set of wheels ran off the end of the track," she said, adding that the train was going slow at the time of impact. "He just went a little too far."
There were two passengers on board at the time of the accident, but no one was injured.
After the roads had been cleared, MTA was able to send a crane to the train station to begin the re-railment process. Anders explained that a crane was needed to lift up the train and put it back on the track. After that, it was carted away and checked for damages.
"The New Canaan, Danbury and Waterbury branches continue to be suspended," she said, adding that the New Haven line is running on a Sunday schedule. This schedule provides limited service."
The MTA has advised people to only travel if absolutely necessary.