A Shore Line East train carrying 14 people to Union Station derailed in New Haven this evening, according to a spokesperson for the state Department of Transportation.
No one was injured in the derailment, which the DOT says is very minor. The front two wheels of the engine came off the tracks around 5:20 p.m. Tuesday, according to the DOT. It happened under the Wallace Street overpass.
The derailment is not affecting Metro-North service. Five additional Shore Line East trains are running on schedule tonight. After the derailment, Shore Line East opened a second track to accommodate rail traffic.
Another train arrived to pick up passengers of the derailed train. Crews hope to have the scene cleared by the morning.
Trains are operating at a reduced speed in the area of the derailment.
The cause of the derailment is under investigation.