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Metro-North is increasing capacity for trains while I-95 is closed in Connecticut

Motorway closed after petrol tanker fire

A Metro-North train travels north through Westport, Connecticut. Metro-North increased trains and capacity during a closure of Interstate 95 in Connecticut. David Lassen

NEW YORK – The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Metro-North Railroad announced plans Friday for additional weekend trains and other capacity shifts on its New Haven line after a collision and fire involving a gasoline tanker truck crossing Interstate 95 in Norwalk, Connecticut. , at least until Monday.

Two additional trains will operate between New Haven and Grand Central Terminal today (May 4) and Sunday, May 5. Morning departures from New Haven are at 8:29 a.m. and 9:26 a.m. ET; Returns from New York occur at 4:53 p.m. and 6:59 p.m. On some other trains, additional carriages are added to increase capacity.

No additional trains are planned for Monday as the route already has an extensive schedule, but trains will be equipped with additional carriages to increase capacity. Station Ambassadors will be on site in New Haven, Bridgeport, South Norwalk and Stamford, Connecticut between 6:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to answer customer questions.

For more information on MTA plans, click here; For updates on I-95, visit the Connecticut Department of Transportation here.

The crash on I-95 damaged a freeway overpass directly above the fire so badly that it had to be torn down, leading to its closure. The affected highway section carries around 150,000 vehicles daily New York Times Reports.

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