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