Monday, October 21, 2013
Metro-North Explains Morning Delays
Metro-North said today morning rush hour delays of up to 30 minutes resulted from a number of unrelated signal and equipment problems that occurred throughout the morning peak period. These combined to cause significant train congestion.
These included a signal problem in the vicinity of Stamford that occurred shortly after 6 a.m.. “Although this was quickly resolved, delays were incurred early on in the AM Peak period,” the railroad said.
There was a track switch and signal malfunction around 8 a.m. at a vital interlocking (where trains can move from one track to another) at Mott Haven where all three lines converge, Metro-North said.
Around the same time, another problem developed in this area when the 6:52 a.m. train from Old Greenwich experienced a door light problem as it was crossing the interlocking. ”
“Until this problem was fixed, for safety reasons we could not move the train and further congestion built up,” it said.
“The delays caused in this heavy-traffic Bronx area were further exacerbated by having one of three inbound tracks out of service for our right-of-way improvement work.
“We regret any inconvenience you may have experienced as a result of these service issues.”
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“morning rush hour delays of up to 1 & 1/4 hours”—to be precise