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Metro North New Haven line disruption
8:33 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Metro North failure was the result of a gamble gone wrong

Liquid nitrogen is poured into a pit where Con Edison works on power feeder lines in Mount Vernon, NY.
Credit Craig LeMoult

Regular train service resumed on Monday between Connecticut and New York City, almost two weeks after a power failure caused Metro North's New Haven Line to operate at nearly half its capacity.

Some are asking how the system was so vulnerable that a failure on a single power feeder line could cause such a problem. WSHU’s Craig LeMoult took a look at a gamble that was taken by the MTA, and what went wrong.

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Metro North New Haven line disruption
10:58 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

MTA Board approves refund for Metro North New Haven line commuters

MTA Chairman Tom Prendergast speaks at a press conference Tuesday at Grand Central Terminal
Credit Craig LeMoult

The board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted on Tuesday to offer commuters on Metro North’s New Haven line a refund to compensate for service difficulties since a power outage on the line last week.

MTA Chairman Tom Prendergast told board members that he considers the current power failure a one-off event, in terms of its magnitude and duration.

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Metro North New Haven line disruption
4:56 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Update on the status of Metro North's New Haven line

Credit Craig LeMoult

Troubles on Metro North have continued into a second week, but officials say things should be able to return to normal by next week. MTA officials estimate service should be fully restored by Tuesday, Oct. 8. Details on the power restoration from Con Edison are online here.

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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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