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Service disrupted on the New Haven line
6:58 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Metro North commuters asked to make alternative arrangments

Commuters wait on a crowded platform at the Stamford, Conn. train station
Credit Kaomi Goetz

 

  An electrical power failure has crippled service on the nation's second largest commuter railroad. Only 30 percent service is currently available on Metro North New Haven line between Stamford, Connecticut and Grand Central Terminal in New York City
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Metro North New Haven line disruption
4:51 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Malloy says Metro North disruption could last up to 3 weeks

Governor Malloy discussing the Metro-North outage at the Disaster Operations Center on Wednesday
Credit CT-N

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says the electrical problems that disrupted service on Metro North's New Haven line between Stamford and Grand Central Terminal could continue to be a problem for as much as three weeks.  

The Governor spoke at a press conference at the Emergency Operations Center.

Metro North spokesman Aaron Donovan says there’s usually a second cable that could serve as a backup, but Wednesday morning’s outage came at a bad time, because that second cable is currently out of service for an upgrade.

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Metro North Power Failure
11:27 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Power failure stifles morning commute between Stamford and NYC; Limited service back up

A sign in the Stamford train station garage Wednesday morning. Diesel trains are now running hourly to and from Grand Central.
Credit Craig LeMoult

Commuters heading between Connecticut and New York can expect significant rail and highway delays.

Metro-North Railroad says service is extremely limited on the New Haven line between Stamford and Grand Central Terminal due to a problem with a Con Edison cable feeder.

Con Ed says the railroad was doing work on the Mount Vernon substation when the feeder cable failed. The utility's crews are on the scene.

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Moreland Commission on Public Corruption
11:26 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Campaign finance reform supporters rally outside NY hearing on corruption

Supporters of campaign finance reform rallied outside a hearing on Tuesday held by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's commission on public corruption. They demanded change to what they say is a pay to play culture.

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Paying the bills when taking time off
10:54 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Conn. considering insurance for family & medical leave

Connecticut Comptroller Kevin Lembo, at a press conference on Tuesday
Credit Craig LeMoult

A Connecticut task force is considering creating a plan for family medical leave insurance in the state. When workers take off time using the Family and Medical Leave Act, they aren't paid. An insurance plan would cover those times. The task force will file a report on the idea by October, 2014.

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