Rail Lines Affected by Snowstorm

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    Metro-North is operating on a Saturday schedule.

    There were scattered delays at Union Station in New Haven on Friday morning, and many of the regional trains are affected by the snow in Boston and New York City. 

    Lisa Bellamy-Fluker was there to send her daughter, Kayla, back to college and warmer weather in Georgia and they faces a delay.

    “We saw that she's going to be almost an hour late,” Bellamy-Fluker said.

    The snow ruined the Rauch family’s travel plans back to Switzerland.

    “We had to rebook, change flights and flew through Atlanta to Hartford, got stuck there overnight at the main station.  Now we're here waiting for our connection train to Boston, 10 minutes late so far,” Waldemar Rauch said.

    People traveling to New York also had to change plans on Friday morning, because some major highways in the New York State were shut down. 

    Metro North reduced trains running into New York City by 60 percent by operating on a Saturday schedule because of the snow.  http://new.mta.info/status/MetroNorth/Hudson/23146038 However, there weren't many travelers using the railroad, so trains weren't as crowded as they normally would be on weekday morning. 

    Passengers who did ride the train stayed inside as long as possible.

    “It's a little cold outside, but I'm going to make my train. That's the most important thing,” said Wayne Brown, who was traveling from New Haven to New York City.
    Once on the train, passengers said the ride was pretty smooth.
    “It was really smooth. That was the nicest part about it,” said Alex Johnson, who was traveling from Chattanooga, Tennessee.
    “It was actually quite smooth,” said Faith Goddard, who was traveling through Connecticut with her family.
     

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