Limited train service to resume before authorities had predicted.
One of the two damaged train tracks near Fairfield, Conn. has been rebuilt and train service will resume earlier than previously expected, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said Tuesday.
Metro-North Railroad service will resume from New York City to New Haven in time for Tuesday's evening commute. The first train to go to New Haven will leave Grand Central Terminal at 3:07 p.m. The first train to leave New Haven and go to Grand Central Terminal will leave at 4:23 p.m.
Roughly half of the regular eastbound peak service Metro-North trains will be traveling to New Haven on Tuesday, the M.T.A. said. Because of the track repair, trains must operate under a reduced speed of 30 miles per hour. The authority is telling commuters to expect delays.
Full Metro-North service, as well as Amtrak service from Boston to New York, is expected to be ready for Wednesday morning.