This morning, Police Chief Dale Call was on duty at the Westport train station. He and a number of officers — many with high rank — made sure traffic flowed smoothly, and that buses bringing riders from points east had room to move.
A few minutes ago, passengers arriving from Grand Central and points west spent a 2nd day boarding shuttle buses that would drop them at stations all the way to New Haven.
Those are scenes we figured would be repeated all week — if not far into the future — following Friday’s train derailment and wreck a few miles from here.
But Metro-North has announced that limited train service to New Haven begins at 3 p.m. today — right about now.
And the 1st train from New Haven to Grand Central leaves at 4:23 p.m. today.
Tomorrow (Wednesday), regular service resumes up and down the line.
That’s astonishing. In less than 4 days, Metro-North crews have completely cleaned up the huge mess from a mammoth train crash.
The next time there’s a hurricane, windstorm or other natural disaster, we’re hiring those guys.