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Wondering Why the Trains Were Late This Morning?

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

Trains were running late after the morning rush hour Wednesday and according to Metro-North Railroad, it was because of a tripped circuit.

Ironically, the circuit feeds power to the railroad's overhead wires in Cos Cob — where the railroad and Connecticut Light and Power began a new $10 million project on Feb. 3 in Cos Cob, to replace two transformers and double the electrical capacity for the nation's largest commuter line.

The project is designed to prevent power failures like the one that crippled Metro-North in January.

Here's the explanation from the railroad:

"At approximately 9:40 a.m., a tripped circuit interrupted the power that feeds our catenary (overhead wire) system in the vicinity of Cos Cob, the location where we are currently replacing two transformers.  Crews were able to restore power within 10 minutes to our overhead catenary system. This event had minimal impact on service, and the work to replace the transformers remains on schedule.

"We regret any inconvenience you may have experience as a result of this short disruption."

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