Two commuter trains serving New York City collided in Connecticut during Friday’s evening rush hour, injuring about 50 people, authorities said. There were no reports of fatalities.
Two Metro-North Railroad trains collided after a “major derailment” near Fairfield, Connecticut, on 6:10 p.m. Friday. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority reports that “there are preliminary reports of about 20-25 injuries.”
An eastbound train traveling from New Haven to Manhattan derailed just east of the rail station in Fairfield, the authority said, then struck or grazed a westbound train on an adjacent track. Some cars from the westbound train also derailed.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority reports that emergency workers were responding to the scene and that service between Stamford and New Haven had been suspended.
The MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority) is responsible for public transportation in the U.S. state of New York, serving 12 counties in southeastern New York and two counties in southwestern Connecticut under contract to the Connecticut Department of Transportation.
The MTA transports over 11 million passengers on an average weekday systemwide.
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