Train derailment in Connecticut disrupts Amtrak from NY to Boston, NJ commuter trains

Amtrak is reporting that all service from New York to Boston is suspended indefinitely after a major derailment involving two Metro-North commuter trains.

A Metro-North train full of evening rush commuters headed for New Haven, Conn., out of Grand Central Terminal derailed and clipped another train that was headed in the opposite direction. (May 17, 2013)

A Metro-North train full of evening rush commuters headed for New Haven, Conn., out of Grand Central Terminal derailed and clipped another train that was headed in the opposite direction. (May 17, 2013) (5/17/13)

BRIDGEPORT - Amtrak is reporting that all service from New York to Boston is suspended indefinitely after a major derailment involving two Metro-North commuter trains.

A train full of evening rush commuters headed for Grand Central Terminal out of New Haven derailed and clipped another train that was headed in the opposite direction shortly after 6 p.m., the MTA says.

Some of the cars on the second train also derailed due to the crash. The first train had left Grand Central at 4:41 p.m. and was due to arrive in New Haven at 6:32 p.m.

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy says 60 people were transported to hospitals with injuries, five of which are critical. No fatalities have been reported.

Metro-North service has been suspended between Stamford and New Haven.

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