Metro-North: Commuters should expect service delays into next week as crews repair broken cable

The New Haven Line has experienced severe service outages since a feeder cable failed on Wednesday.

The New Haven Line has experienced severe service outages since a feeder cable failed on Wednesday. (9/27/13)

HARRISON - Metro-North officials say commuters should expect a limited schedule on the New Haven Line next week as crews continue to repair a broken feeder cable that’s creating widespread service outages.

Officials with the railroad say their trains and tracks are ready to go, but that they are waiting for Con Edison to restore electricity. Around eight miles of track are without power, allowing only four morning rush hour trains to carry commuters to and from Grand Central Terminal.

The New Haven Line carries about 130,000 people each day, but has been down to one-third of that figure since the cable failed Wednesday near the Mount Vernon substation.

Con Edison officials say they are looking for a temporary fix until the entire section of affected track is ready to use.

MTA officials say it is unacceptable that full service may not be fully restored for three weeks.

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