Metro Rail back in full service above and below ground

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A brief outage shut down the Metro Rail above ground on Friday.

Around 8 p.m., a rail car became stranded at Main and Court when a cable on top of the car stopped delivering power to the train. While crews worked to repair the problem, the NFTA deployed eight extra buses to ferry people between Erie Canal Harbor and Fountain stations.

Two hours later, the problem was repaired and above ground rail service began running as normal.

Underground rail service was not affected by the service interruption. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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