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Monday, December 23, 2013

New Haven Delays—and Explanation

UPDATE Metro-North said the New Haven Line is now operating on or close to schedule after earlier delays into and out of Grand Central Terminal due to emergency track work in the vicinity of Harlem 125th Street.

The railroad later issued an explanation to riders that blamed three separate equipment and track issues that occurred “in a vital area between Mott Haven in the Bronx and Grand Central Terminal, taking two of four tracks out of service during the height of our morning rush period.”

Metro-North said “this left us with only one track each for southbound and northbound rush hour service.”

It said these issues included a third rail problem around 5:50 a.m. in the Park Avenue Tunnel, a signal circuit issue shortly after 6 a.m. at Mott Haven, and a Harlem Line train that became disabled south of Harlem-125th Street Station shortly before 8 a.m.

“Our operational crews responded immediately to resolve each issue.” Metro-North said. “However, because these separate incidents occurred in an area where all three lines converge, this caused train congestion to quickly build up, resulting in the delays.”

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Posted 12/23/13 at 04:58 PM  Permalink



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