Track closures from Friday night’s Metro North train crash could present problems for families and friends traveling to New Haven for the Yale Commencement exercises this weekend.
More than 70 people were injured in the collision, which officials said appeared to happen after one of the trains derailed. Eight people remain in hospitals, officials said. Train passengers who expected to come north from New York City to Yale will be forced to take alternative forms of transportation. All Metro North train travel is stopped at South Norwalk and is indefinitely suspended. Amtrak service between New York and New Haven is also suspended. Officials on Saturday said they do not know when service will be restored.
The main events for Yale’s graduation are on Sunday and Monday.
Yale University had created a mobile site, m.commencement.yale.edu to alert people as to transportation issues prior to the accident with up to the minute information.Bruce Judson, president of the site developer Judson Mobile, said, ” While we can’t change the situation, our mobile capabilities are helping to ease the challenges parents and families now face in traveling to the graduation.”