Power line falls on Metro-North train, strands passengers

Power line falls on Metro-North train, strands passengers

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Metro-North passengers traveling on the New Haven Line were dealing with delays Thursday morning after a power line landed on a train the night before.

Nearly 200 passengers aboard the train near the Green's Farm station in Westport, Connecticut, were stranded in frigid temperatures for about two hours.

The train left Grand Central Terminal for New Haven shortly after 7:30 p.m.

A rescue train arrived at the location at about 11 p.m. after being delayed for about an hour due to a weather-related switch problem.

Delays on the New Haven Line due to the downed wire were up to 20 minutes on Thursday morning.

On January 7, a power line fell on a New Jersey Transit train, stranding passengers for hours.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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