Metro-North Railroad, which operates the New Haven Line, released this
explanation of the delays commuters experienced Monday morning.
delays of up to 30 minutes that you may have experienced this morning
resulted from a number of unrelated signal and equipment problems that
occurred throughout the AM Peak period. These combined to cause
significant train congestion.
These included: •
A signal problem in the vicinity of Stamford that occurred shortly
after 6 AM. Although this was quickly resolved, delays were incurred
early on in the AM Peak period.
• A track switch and signal
malfunction around 8 AM at a vital interlocking (where trains can move
from one track to another) at Mott Haven where all three lines
Around the same time, another problem developed in
this area when the 6:52 AM 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.
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.