Metro-North New Haven adds trains - FOX 10 News | myfoxphoenix.com

Metro-North New Haven adds trains

Posted: Updated:
@RobertMosesFox5: A packed platform in Stamford. @RobertMosesFox5: A packed platform in Stamford.
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

The New Haven line of Metro-North railroad continues to operate on a "very reduced schedule," the eighth straight day of commuter rail delays.

Nearly a week after a circuit failed in Mount Vernon, NY, the commuter rail line said the New Haven line has gotten a power boost from Con Edison's temporary substation in Harrison, N.Y.

Metro North says trains will be operating at about 65 percent capacity beginning Wednesday. That's up from 50 percent since the disruption began.

The line could be suspended between Stamford, Conn. and Grand Central Terminal for a few weeks while Con Edison works to fix a feeder cable that provides electricity to the overhead lines.

However, Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy said service could be restored sooner; the electric feeder cable could be fixed by Oct. 7. After testing, service is expected to resume Oct. 7 or Oct. 8, earlier than the initial Oct. 14 prediction, he said, the AP reported.

Temporary transformers are in place to allow electric trains to operate from New Haven to New York City.

Regional park and ride areas are set up for access to the Harlem Line.

CLICK FOR DETAILS OF SERVICE CHANGES

There will be hourly train service from all New Haven Line stations in both directions all day on Saturday and Sunday. - See more at: http://mta.info/supplemental/mnr/mnr_weather_info.html#sthash.ezk4FHlW.dpuf

CLICK FOR MAP SUMMARIZING SERVICE CHANGES (PDF)

The MTA said commuters should expect very crowded trains and buses until further notice.

Amtrak trains in areas served by Metro-North are also being delayed due to the circuit failure.

MTA.info has updated details



  • Connecticut NewsConnecticut NewsMore>>

  • Man helping turtle is attacked by dog

    Man helping turtle is attacked by dog

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:11 AM EDT2014-07-22 13:11:44 GMT
    A Hamden man has been mauled by a dog while trying to help a turtle cross a local road.
    A Hamden man has been mauled by a dog while trying to help a turtle cross a local road.
  • Conn. woman arrested on I-684 on drug charges

    Conn. woman arrested on I-684 on drug charges

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:35:02 GMT
    New York State police say a passenger in a car pulled over for speeding was found to be carrying 85 pills of the painkiller Oxycodone. After stopping the car on Interstate 684, police say a search revealed the passenger, Johannie Cruz of Waterbury, Connecticut, had marijuana and painkillers on her.
    New York State police say a passenger in a car pulled over for speeding was found to be carrying 85 pills of the painkiller Oxycodone. After stopping the car on Interstate 684, police say a search revealed the passenger, Johannie Cruz of Waterbury, Connecticut, had marijuana and painkillers on her.
  • 4 arrested after New York churches are burglarized

    4 arrested after New York churches are burglarized

    State police say they've arrested four people in connection with a rash of burglaries at churches in two rural western New York counties.
    Troopers and the sheriff's offices in neighboring Cattaraugus and Wyoming counties received reports of at least eight burglaries starting late last week. Police say the items stolen included cash, two safes and musical equipment. Most of the stolen items have been recovered.
    State police say they've arrested four people in connection with a rash of burglaries at churches in two rural western New York counties.
    Troopers and the sheriff's offices in neighboring Cattaraugus and Wyoming counties received reports of at least eight burglaries starting late last week. Police say the items stolen included cash, two safes and musical equipment. Most of the stolen items have been recovered.
Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices