Major train delays impacting NY, some Boston travel

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September 26, 2013, 4:53 pm
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(NECN: Greg Wayland) -  It's day two of major delays for travelers riding trains between New York and Boston.
     
Commuters at a Metro North station in Stamford, Conn. waited on the platform for well over an hour earlier Thursday.
     
The nation’s second largest commuter line was crippled yesterday by a circuit failure.
     
Authorities say it could take weeks to fix.
     
The first New York City-bound train left Stamford at 5:20 a.m.
     
That was the only train to make it to Grand Central Station on time.

This issue is also making things tough for travelers heading to and from Boston.
     
It will be a few days before Acela service is back up and running.

At Boston’s South Station, commuters planning New York travel next week were at the Amtrak ticket windows on Thursday getting their travel plans adjusted and, in many cases, facing fare increases.

They and other New York-bound travelers were told that the New England Regional line would be adding extra cars while the high-speed Acela is expected to be out through Sunday. Along with the fare adjustment, their travel times would will be lengthened anywhere from a half hour to an hour and a half, according to commuters we talked to.

Greg Wayland has more.

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