Metro-North operating on or close to schedule

February 11, 2010 7:36:34 AM PST
Much of Westchester and southern Connecticut were missed by last weekend's storm. This time, they were not so lucky. Amtrak experienced delays along its Northeast Corridor, though Metro-North was on or close to a normal schedule Thursday morning.

Wednesday's snowstorm turned out to be a dud in much of Connecticut.

Weather forecasters had predicted more than a foot of snow in parts of the state, leading to school cancellations and early work place releases. But the snowfall totals turned out to be much less than predicted.

Forecasters say the storm took a more easterly path than expected.

Wednesday's MetroNorth trains operated on a special storm schedule. They reduced service during the morning hours and cut some trains after 5 p.m., cancelling some trains and combining others. There were extra getaway trains for the mid-afternoon for those looking to head home early.

Ridership was down 39 percent.

One rider said his ride home was great. He admired that he was able to talk on his cell phone, as loud as he wanted.

Metro-North is advising riders to watch for delays today.

Service seems to be operating smoothly, but Eyewitness News will continue to keep an eye on it throughout the day.