Management & Operations

Power failure could cripple Metro-North rail line for weeks

Posted on September 26, 2013

Photo courtesy Cliffy from Pelham USA
Photo courtesy Cliffy from Pelham USA
NEW YORK — Officials are working to find alternative power sources to end delays that could possibly last weeks after a high-voltage feeder cable failed at a Mount Vernon station, knocking out power to Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven Line, according to CBSNewYork. For the full story, click here.

New York’s MTA reported that Metro-North is working with Con Edison to try to establish alternative power sources to serve the New Haven Line. Con Ed crews are working around the clock to make repairs to a feeder cable that failed earlier today. Another feeder normally providing service to the New Haven Line was out on scheduled repairs to accommodate upgrades required by Metro-North.

The service plan can accommodate approximately 33% of the regular ridership on the New Haven Line.

As a result, customers are strongly encouraged to stay home or should seek alternate service. New Haven Line tickets will continue to be cross-honored on the Harlem Line, and customers should expect crowded conditions and should listen for announcements at their station.

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