Friday, October 04, 2013

New Haven Line target: Normal Monday

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Metro-North Railroad is hoping to resume normal service frequency on its New Haven Line Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, according to railroad officials and Connecticut state transportation representatives.

Service was severely impacted on Sept. 25, apparently when Consolidated Edison workers accidentally severed a feeder cable in Harrison, N.Y., serving the New Haven Line in New York State. Metro-North has run limited service, including pressing into service diesel locomotive-hauled trains and substitute bus service, while also encouraging customers to access its Harlem Line service if possible.

Metro-North has slowly increased service frequency since the incident, providing roughly 65% of normal capacity by Wednesday, Oct. 2. Con Ed crews have constructed a temporary substation to aid the recovery effort.

Metro-North also says it will provide refunds for affected passengers.