Metro-North RR: More heat delays today
Published 7:55 am, Saturday, July 23, 2011
More problems await passengers traveling today on Metro-North Railroad -- a day after soaring temperatures wreaked havoc with the New Haven Line from afternoon to late night.
Today -- Saturday -- Metro-North has issued an alert warning that riders should expect delays of at least 15 minutes because of heat-related problems.
Yesterday, the heat disabled several trains, including one that stalled on the eastbound tracks in Westport and trapped several hundred passengers in oven-like conditions for more than an hour.
Service on the line was later completely suspended westbound for several hours, and delays of from one-half to several hours persisted in both directions for the rest of the night.
In issuing the alert for delays today, Metro-North officials did not indicate when they expect rail service to return to normal.