Conn. derailment to cause 'greatly slowed' commute


HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Commuters who manage to make it from southwest Connecticut to New York City for work should consider staying in the Big Apple all week as crews begin rebuilding 2,000 feet of track following a commuter train collision and derailment.

That advice isn't coming from New York's mayor. Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is urging commuters to consider staying out of their home state to avoid what could be a week of major traffic headaches.

Metro-North crews will spend days rebuilding track, overhead wires and signals following the collision of two trains Friday evening that injured 72 people.

Commuter rail lines and Amtrak plan limited service and many of the 30,000 train commuters may use their cars to get into New York.

Malloy warns that Monday's commute will be "extremely challenging."

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