Metro-North Back Up and Running at Full Service

Oct 7, 2013

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The Metropolitan Transit Authority says Metro-North's New Haven line is back to full service today. The nation's second largest commuter rail line has been crippled since September 25, when a high voltage power feeder cable failed.

A second feeder cable was also out of service at the time. Tens of thousands of riders endured delays, or had to work from home or find alternate routes into New York City.

The MTA will credit customers who were inconvenienced by the disruption in service. Amtrak has also restored full service today along the Acela Express and Northeast Regional lines.

In a statement, Governor Dannel Malloy said he hoped the outage serves as a wake up call to both Con Edison and the MTA when it comes to maintenance. “I’m happy for the thousands of Connecticut commuters that service will be back to normal on Monday," Malloy said. "We need to look at why this happened and take steps to make sure it doesn’t happen again. And we will continue to push Con Ed to reimburse residents. Connecticut did not cause this problem, and we should not be on the hook for the cost.”