Metro-North Back Up and Running After Blizzard

Metro-North service resumed its regular weekday schedule Wednesday after the Blizzard of 2015 dumped double-digit snow totals across most of Connecticut.

“The trains were one thing we were worried about, so we're very happy the trains are on schedule,” said commuter Annie Marchitto, who took the train out of Union Station in New Haven.

Heavy snowfall shut down public transportation in Connecticut and New York City on Tuesday and brought the northeast to a halt.

Although Metro-North returned to its regular schedule Wednesday, some Amtrak trains serving the Northeast corridor were again canceled or delayed.

“I was planning to take a train that leaves later today to Providence, but it was canceled yesterday. I bought a ticket for another train that was supposed to be leaving today, that was also canceled,” said Yale student Maya Binyam.

Despite limited service on Amtrak, Binyam was able to catch another train Wednesday. She was grateful not to be stranded, even though her new train ended up running 15 minutes late.

“I didn't think I was going to be able to leave, but then it seemed like the snow at least here in New Haven wasn't as bad as they said it was going to be,” said Binyam.

Amtrak said its Acela Express and Northeast Regional services will return to normal Thursday.

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