Sep 26, 2013
04:28 AMConnecticut Today
Malloy Says Metro-North Trains to Be on Limited Service for Extended Time
Service on Metro-North’s New Haven Line service is expected to be disrupted for days or longer after a 138,000-volt feeder line running from Mount Vernon to Harrison, N.Y., lost power early Wednesday, suspending regular service, railroad and state officials said.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said commuters should plan for “days” of disruption with limited service and being underserved and “need to plan on a long-term problem.”
“This is going to be a substantial disruption for a substantial period of time,” he said during a press conference in Stamford.
“It’s not a fix that takes place overnight,” Malloy said.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman Aaron Donovan said limited bus/train service will be available to shuttle passengers for the morning rush hour on Thursday.
“The service plan can accommodate approximately 33 (percent) of the regular ridership on the New Haven Line,” he said in an early evening statement.
Further, the release said, “customers are strongly encouraged to stay home or should seek alternate service,” and should expect crowded conditions.
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