- Associated Press - Friday, April 15, 2016

NEW CANAAN, Conn. (AP) - Officials say no injuries were reported after a Metro-North Railroad train carrying no passengers derailed in New Canaan and caused delays for up to an hour.

Metro-North officials say crew members onboard were not harmed when a wheel left the tracks while the train was being moved into the New Canaan rail yard around 7 a.m. Thursday.

State Sen. Toni Boucher, a Wilton Republican and member of the General Assembly’s Transportation Committee, says the incident is still worrisome because the train should not have been going off the tracks.

Metro-North spokesman Aaron Donovan says the rail service is investigating the incident. A National Transportation Board spokesman says the federal agency will not conduct an additional investigation of its own.

Commuters experienced delays because the disabled train was blocking rail traffic.


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