Metro-North returns to normal schedule - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Metro-North returns to normal schedule

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The train commute should run more smoothly Friday morning. Metro-North said it is resuming normal service after finishing repairs on railroad tracks.

The tracks were damaged by a huge fire on elevated tracks Tuesday night in New York City.

The railroad said Thursday that crews had safely completed the installation of six temporary steel columns.

Passengers can brace for minor delays Friday morning due to track speed restrictions, which the railroad said it hopes to clear in the coming days.

About 150,000 passengers dealt with overcrowded and longer commutes since the fire broke out at a garden center under the tracks in East Harlem.

The fire stopped train service for hours on Tuesday night and damaged a center column beneath a viaduct holding the elevated tracks.

On Wednesday, fire marshals said the fire was accidental. It was caused by fuel that was spilled on a hot generator while it was being refilled.

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