Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Malloy: NH Line Disruption Could Last Weeks
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UPDATE Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Metro-North’s New Haven Line service snarled today by an electrical problem could be disrupted for weeks.
The governor told a news conference that repairs could take three or more weeks. “Hopefully, this is a worst case scenario,” he said.
The disruption began after a Consolidated Edison feeder cable in Mount Vernon, N.Y., failed around 5:20 a.m., snarling service between Stamford and Grand Central Terminal.
Amtrak service to and from Penn Station also is delayed
A Metro North train/bus shuttle service is being planned for the morning rush hour, the MTA said.
In the meantime, service that the authority describes as “extremely limited” is being provided by diesel locomotives.
One train to New York City will continue to leave Stamford 10 minutes after every hour, and hourly trains will leave Grand Central Terminal for Stamford, making all local stops, MTA spokesmen said.
A schedule for Thursday and Friday was posted tonight.
Extra diesel engines are being brought in to assist with traffic in the coming days, but the line will be operating at only 30 to 40 percent its normal capacity for the foreseeable future, something like one train per hour in each direction, said Malloy.
“There will be a substantial disruption for a substantial amount of time,” he said.
The trains were expected to be crowded and slow-moving. Rail commuters are urged to find alternate ways of getting to and from New York.
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