Metro-North explains why trains bypassed Southport, Fairfield Metro stations
UPDATE: 12:59 PM
The bypassing of stops on the New Haven Line between Southport and Fairfield Metro that began at 9:20 this morning is due to theft of copper wire, an integral part of the signal system.
The vandalism was discovered as a result of a track circuit failure caused by the missing wires.
In order to resolve the issue, Metro-North erected bridgeplates at 12:20 PM so trains could service the two affected stations. Repairs are expected to be completed later today.
The MTA PD continues their investigation of this crime.
UPDATE: 12:45 PM
New Haven Line Eastbound and Westbound service has resumed to station stops between Southport and Fairfield Metro.
Metro-North has not yet detailed the exact nature of the “police activity.”
Police activity is causing Metro-North to bypass the Southport and Fairfield Metro stations late Friday morning.
In an 10:48 a.m. advisory, the railroad said, “New Haven Line Customers Eastbound and Westbound trains will be bypassing Southport - Fairfield Metro due to Police Department activity near Fairfield Metro.
“Customers requiring those stations are advised to seek alternate transportation. Please listen for announcements at your station.:
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