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Train collision that injured dozens impacts Northeast travel

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- The Friday evening train collision that injured dozens of people on the border of Fairfield and Bridgeport, Conn. has tied up weekend travel on the railways.

Gov. Dan Malloy said 60 were transported to the hospital after the collision, five with serious injuries. Eight people remained in the hospital Saturday, three of whom were considered to be in critical condition. An unknown amount of commuters were also treated at the scene. There were no fatalities reported.

The incident happened at about 6:10 p.m. just east of the Fairfield metro station. Officials tell FOXCT the derailed train was the 4:41 p.m. train out of New Haven.

When the train derailed, it struck an eastbound train on the adjacent track, causing some of the cars on the second train to derail.

Metro-North service between Stamford and New Haven was stopped and trains that already departed were held at the nearest station.

Amtrak was suspended service between Boston and New York indefinitely. The company released a statement Saturday announcing that limited service was made available between New Haven and Boston, but service remains suspended between New Haven and New York.

Gov. Malloy says travelers should expect train service to end at Bridgeport and South Norwalk through at least Monday. The governor calls the damage to the tracks "extensive," adding that it will have a big impact on Northeast travel. Repairs are expected to take days.

There is no word on the cause of the derailment. The incident remains under investigation.

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