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Wednesday, July 15 Local

Metro-North explains why trains bypassed Southport, Fairfield Metro stations

UPDATE: 12:59 PM

Metro-North:

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.”

EARLIER STORY

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.:

Check back for updates.

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