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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.

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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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