Major rail disruptions between Stamford and Grand Central

UPDATED, 8:30 A.M.: Metro-North service between Stamford and Grand Central Terminal is being restored after a total suspension early Wednesday, Sept. 25.

Trains are not running in or out of New York City on the New Haven Line. The Harlem and Hudson lines have not been affected.

Commuters are being advised by Metro-North to find alternate methods to get into New York City.

MTA spokesman Salvatore Arena said the outage occurred at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday.

"There has been no electric service on the New Haven Line between Stamford and Grand Central [Terminal]. MetroNorth is starting to provide very limited diesel service," he said.

Power between Stamford and Grand Central is estimated to be restored in approximately an hour, or "possibly less," a Con Edison spokesman said shortly after 8 a.m.

Arena said diesel trains will run approximately hourly from Grand Central and from Stamford.

"One train running every hour making all local stops is going to be slow. We are still advising people to seek alternative transportation," he said.

Arena suggested commuters go over to the Harlem line or drive to the Bronx and get the subway.

"We still do not have an eta on restoration of electric power," Arena said. Calls to Con Ed have not been returned yet.

New Haven Line tickets will be cross honored on the Harlem Line as most service between Stamford and Grand Central Terminal is suspended this morning because of power problems.

The railroad has said there will be “limited service will be provided between Stamford and New Haven” this morning. Likely on Danbury branch line trains, which run on diesel fuel.

Updates will be posted as they become available.