Southwestern Connecticut commuters could face a chaotic return to work on Monday as the New Haven Line rail collision investigation continues and much of the line remains shut down. Traffic on the Merritt Parkway and Interstate 95 is expected to be more congested than normal because of the thousands rail commuters who might drive to work or to towns with rail service.
The New Haven Line is the busiest commuter rail line in the nation. Each day, approximately 30,000 Metro-North customers use the stations where service has been curtailed. About 125,000 use the New Haven Line as a whole, and its three branches.