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UPDATE: New Haven Line Restores Normal Service

Downed power lines in New Rochelle disrupted service on Metro-North’s New Haven Line at the end of the morning rush hour today affecting thousands of commuters. But the line said normal service was restored by 5 p.m.

A Metro-North spokesman said four tracks in the area of New Rochelle were knocked out of service due to wire damage, which occurred shortly before 8:30 a.m.

Service remained disrupted throughout the day, but in mid-afternoon a spokesman “Metro-North expected to operate regular PM peak service on the New Haven Line.”

An announcement shortly after 5 p.m. said full service had been restored.

Two hours after the mishap, the railroad said one track had been opened and there was limited inbound service to Grand Central Terminal.

About 20 trains were affected by the outage, according to the spokesman.

In most cases, passengers transferred to buses or made their own arrangements using taxis and private cars.

However, at least one train sat without power for about 90 minutes before another train pulled alongside and passengers were able to transfer.

An Amtrak spokesman said all service was suspended between New Haven and New York’s Pennsylvania Station by the outage.

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