Update: Some trains to roll out of New York but service will be limited

UPDATE, 12:30 P.M.: Power has yet to be restored to the New Haven line, and Metro-North is planning for an evening commute without electric-powered trains.

The problem could last into the morning rush on Thursday, Sept. 26, according to an update posted at mta.info/mnr.

Limited service will continue using diesel locomotives.

 

Trains leaving hourly in both directions

Hourly eastbound service is being provided from Grand Central Terminal, leaving 10 minutes after every hour and making all local stops to Stamford.

Hourly westbound service is leaving Stamford on the hour and making all local stops to Grand Central Terminal.

Metro-North said the plan can accommodate 10% of the regular ridership on the New Haven Line. The line carries about 70,000 people during the peak morning rush every day.

 

MTA: ‘Seek alternate service’

“As a result, customers should seek alternate service and expect crowded conditions. New Haven Line tickets continue to be cross honored on the Harlem Line. Please listen for announcements at your station,” according to the post at mta.info.

Service is not affected east of Stamford. Trains out of New Haven, leaving approximately 14 minutes after every hour to and from Stamford, will continue to operate.

 

What happened to cause problems

West of Stamford, rail service has been stopped due to problems with electrical lines powering the tracks in New York, according to Metro-North said. Con Edison is working at the scene to assess the extent of the damage and then determine the length of time to return power to the New Haven Line.

As of 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Metro-North reported that a plan was being developed for a train/bus shuttle on Thursday morning, Sept. 26.

Additional updates will be posted as they become available.

 

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