Metro-North train runs off end of track, crashes into fence in Connecticut

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Metro-North train runs off end of track, crashes into fence
EMBED <>More Videos

A Metro-North train ran off the end of the track and crashed through a wooden fence in Connecticut Tuesday morning.

NEW CANAAN, Conn. (WABC) -- A Metro-North train came to a crashing halt after it ran off the end of the track and derailed in Connecticut Tuesday morning.

Just after 7:30 a.m. the train crashed into what's called the bumping block at the end of the line of the New Canaan branch and came to rest halfway onto the sidewalk.

"For reasons that are under investigation. It struck the bumping block. So, that will be part of the investigation. Why did the train strike the bumping block? When it struck the bumping block it caused the rear part of this car to derail," Metro-North Railroad President Catherine Rinaldi said.

The empty train was pulling into the station to pick up passengers headed south.

Train service was initially suspended on the branch, replaced by bus service until the affected train could be removed and any repairs to the tracks be done.

ALSO READ | 8 struck, possibly intentionally, by man driving U-Haul truck

Multiple people were struck and injured by a U-Haul truck in Brooklyn. Darla Miles has the story.


* More Connecticut news

* Send us a news tip

* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts

* Follow us on YouTube

Submit a tip or story idea to Eyewitness News

Have a breaking news tip or an idea for a story we should cover? Send it to Eyewitness News using the form below. If attaching a video or photo, terms of use apply.