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Metro-North riders stranded in cold

Posted on January 24, 2014

WESTPORT, Conn. — The AP reported that downed wires stranded nearly 200 Metro-North riders in 10-degree weather for about two hours on Thursday before a second train arrived to pick them up.

RELATED: "N.Y. parks subway cars underground to avoid frigid temps"

The train lost power and heat, but the railcars had been warm beforehand and temperatures inside the cars never fell below freezing, Marjorie Anders, a spokesperson for the commuter rail system, told the AP.

Anders added that a weather-related switch failure prevented a nearby train from getting close enough to rescue passengers.

The commuter rail system has been scrutinized by government officials after multiple problems and accidents over the past year, including a derailment that killed four people in New York last month. For the full story, click here.

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