Metro-North officials were investigating an early Thursday derailment in which a train went past the New Canaan station's end and nearly onto a sidewalk at Park and Elm streets.
Marjorie Anders, a spokeswoman for Metro-North, said the Metropolitan Transportation Authority will do a full investigation but said it is "not high on the radar" because officials are working to get trains back onto regular service after wintry weather this week. Trains on the New Haven Line will operate on a Sunday schedule on Saturday.
"Repairs have been made, the investigation is ongoing and that's about it," Anders said, though she did not expect a determination before Monday.
The train was unable to stop at the correct spot, and the front two wheels jumped the tracks. Metro-North officials said the train left New York's Grand Central Terminal at 11:32 p.m. Wednesday and arrived on time at about 12:27 a.m. Thursday at the New Canaan station. Two passengers and the crew were aboard the train. No injuries were reported.
The derailed train, which knocked over a fence and an advertising board, drew dozens of onlookers. Many people were in town after 18 inches of snow fell in New Canaan overnight Thursday.
Anders said the derailment might prompt a change in the station's design.
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