There are delays on Metro-North’s New Haven line after a fire destroyed a switching control house near Cos Cob on Saturday and it could take weeks before there is a permanent fix.
Trains are operating with delays of 10 to 20 minutes in both directions on Tuesday morning.
The railroad is using two of the four tracks “in the peak direction through a nine-mile area,” according to Metro-North’s Web site.
The switching control house at Cos Cob allows trains to switch between all four tracks. With the loss of the control center, Metro-North trains are limited to two tracks westbound direction and two tracks eastbound direction between Port Chester, New York, and Stamford, Connecticut.
This is also affecting Metro-North's ability to provide timely updates to the communication systems for trains between Cos Cob and Harrison.
This morning, downed trees blocked the tracks between Stamford and Greenwich, but Metro-North sent out an alert saying westbound service has resumed between Old Greenwich and Cos Cob.
There is opposite-side boarding between East Norwalk and Fairfield Metro because of switch problems.