NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WWLP) - Friday's train collision outside of Bridgeport, Connecticut injured more than 70 people. As of Monday, part of the track is still being fixed.
Late Monday afternoon, 22News reporter Ryan Walsh rode the Metro-North line from New Haven to Bridgeport and back to see first hand how bad the delays are.
"Hopefully I'll be home in a couple hours", says Rhode Island's Bill Donnelly.
(How much time do you think you're losing today?)
"Quite a few hours", says Ryan Stanley of Waterford, Connecticut.
"It's about 12:00pm right now and we're still hanging out in New Haven", says Mallory Kidwell who was traveling from Northampton.
Delays, confusion and frustration. If you take the Metro-North train you'll feel the impact of Friday's collision that injured more than 70 people. Part of the track is being fixed, forcing passengers to be patient.
(How much of a wrench does this put into your day?)
"It's very stressful", says Lisa Lerissette of Bridgeport, Connecticut.
To get to New York City from New Haven, you have to get a train in New Haven, which drops you off in Bridgeport. In Bridgeport you have to walk to a bus and the bus will take you to Stamford. Then you have to get on another train, which takes you to Grand Central Station.
"I know people who travel to go to work in New York and now they're taking like Greyhound or something just to get to work", says Lerissette.
(We're the buses sold out?)
"Yeah we got there and they said there was no more buses and Amtrak wasn't going directly to New York either", says Kidwell.
We rode the train from New Haven to Bridgeport and back. The trains aren't running as often as usual and there was a disabled train on the tracks and we had to switch trains. It took close to 2 hours to get back to New Haven, more than twice the time it usually takes.
"Really started searching for different ways to go, but I realized they had the bus system in place and its working out. It's slow but it's working", says Stanley.
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy believes this will continue to be a problem through at least Wednesday. An Amtrak employee told 22News if the tracks aren't fixed by this weekend, Memorial Day weekend, it could be a nightmare for travelers.