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Monday Evening Commute Complicated By Friday’s Train Crash

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Monday evening’s commute went as well as anyone could expect under the circumstances.

With one of the busiest commuter rail lines in the country disrupted after Friday evening’s crash, travelers tried their best to improvise.

“I had to take a cab to South Norwalk, which was about 50 bucks,” said Kenny Hensley, a commuter. “Then take a train down there and just now on the way back had to stop and take a bus from the station to Bridgeport because we can’t take a train up here.”

Metro-North had limited service from Grand Central Terminal to South Norwalk or Westport — with shuttle bus service going around the affected area to Bridgeport where train service resumed north to New Haven.

In terms of restoration, the MTA says more than 100 people are working around the clock to repair the affected areas. As of Monday night, seven people injured in the crash are still in the hospital with one victim listed as critical.

Federal investigators don’t suspect foul play, saying the cause of Friday’s accident may have been caused by a faulty piece of track.

Full train service is expected to resume Wednesday morning in time for the morning commute.

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