Metro-North service to Connecticut returns
Full service to the Metro-North New Haven line is set to return Monday after nearly two weeks of infrequent and cramped commuting conditions.
The New Haven line had been crippled after a 138,000-volt Con Edison cable that feeds power to an eight-mile section of the route failed Sept. 25.
“This persistent power outage was especially challenging, both to our customers and to Metro-North employees who worked relentlessly to provide the best possible alternative service,” Metro-North President Howard Permut said.
After the outage, Metro-North ran diesel-powered trains for New Haven line riders. Power was returned to the Metro-North line with a new substation as repair work continues on the Con Edison feeder cable, which is expected to be finished Oct. 22.
For riders who dealt with the service disruptions, the MTA board last week approved a credit for weekly and monthly pass holders that can be redeemed through March. Riders with weekly passes can apply for a credit on Oct. 9, while monthly ticket holders can apply Oct. 20.