Commuters faced another day of aggravation on Metro North Thursday following a loss of power for the trains, and it’s not yet clear when things might return to normal. Some train riders took things in stride, but that will likely become more difficult if the problems continue for weeks.
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 .
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.