NY-Boston Amtrak trains suspended after truck crash

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Posted: Jul 22, 2011 8:23 PM

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Amtrak trains between New York and Boston were suspended until Saturday morning after a heavy truck struck overhead power lines near New Haven, Connecticut, an Amtrak spokesman said.

Scheduled trips on Amtrak were canceled after the accident occurred at about 5 p.m. on Friday, spokesman Marc Magliari said. No train passengers were hurt, he said.

New Haven police, who were investigating the accident, did not immediately release information about the crash, including the truck driver's condition.

"A vehicle made its way onto our property," Magliari said. "It didn't happen at a crossing."

Amtrak was repairing the damage and expected trains to resume service at a yet undetermined time on Saturday, Magliari said.

(Reporting by Barbara Goldberg; Editing by Cynthia Johnston)