BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH-AP) - Rail service through southern Connecticut will be up and running again even sooner than expected.
Our sister station, WTNH-TV, reports that Metro-North commuter rail service will resume at 3:00 Friday, and Amtrak Acela Express service between New York and Boston will resume around the same time
Workers have been finishing repairs on Metro-North railroad in Bridgeport following Friday's train collision , and full service on both the commuter rail and Amtrak is expected to resume on Wednesday.
In the meantime though, it was another morning of longer-than-normal delays on the highways leading to New York.
Metro-North was again running busses between Bridgeport and Stamford to get passengers around the section of track affected by the accident. Spokesman Aaron Donovan says the commute on the railroad was running smoothly, with no problems or delays reported with either the busses or trains Tuesday morning.
Repair crews have worked around the clock since Saturday; rebuilding the track damaged when two trains collided, leaving more than 70 people injured.
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