Frustration, Confusion for Commuters

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    Commuters who normally travel by train have to take buses to trains as crews work on rail lines after a train crash on Friday.

    There was lots of frustration and confusion on Monday morning as thousands of passengers hopped on shuttle buses on Water Street in Bridgeport to reach their destinations after the MetroNorth train crash on Friday.

    One woman said she circled around in Bridgeport for more than 25 minutes.

    More than 100 buses were stationed in Water Street, ready to offer local or express service to customers.

    “The plan was to head to South Norwalk,” Muhidin Hasanovic said.

    Hasanovic said it usually takes him 20 minutes to get to school, but his commute on Monday morning grew by more than an hour.

    “I had to wake up almost a full hour earlier just to get here and take the express bus,” Hasanovic said.

    Hasanovic isn’t alone.

    Dennis Snyder said he was stranded for days. With no car, the New Yorker had no choice but to wait for a bus to get him to Waterbury, where he is working on a carnival.

    Jonathan Faccento boarded one of the buses and hopes things returns to normal, soon,

    “”I’ll probably stay in New York for Memorial Day if this continues,” he said.

    Commuters said they’re anxiously awaiting what happens tomorrow and over the next several days.

    As long as crews continue to work on the 2,000 feet of track that was damaged from Friday’s accident, train service will be disrupted. 

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