Metro North

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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