Travelers taking on arduous evening commute amid Metro-North service outage

Many travelers who ordinarily ride Metro-North's New Haven Line say they left home Thursday expecting a stressful evening commute given the branch's current service outage.

Metro-North officials say a feeder cable failed in

Metro-North officials say a feeder cable failed in Mount Vernon early Wednesday morning. (Credit: News 12)

STAMFORD - Many travelers who ordinarily ride Metro-North's New Haven Line say they left home Thursday expecting a stressful evening commute given the branch's current service outage.

While people jammed the platforms of Stamford's station Thursday morning, thousands of others decided to drive in on I-95 and the Merritt Parkway. Delays stretched all the way back to Stratford during the peak of rush hour.

Gov. Dannel Malloy has ordered the temporary suspension of all routine road maintenance on I-95, the Merritt Parkway, Route 1, Route 7, Route 123 and busy secondary roads to ease traffic concerns.

Officials say crews from Con Edison have been working around the clock to fix a broken electrical line in Westchester that caused the issue. Malloy says crews may be able to restore some power to the section of track between Stamford and Grand Central this weekend and that more trains could be up and running by Monday. However, full service may not be restored until Oct. 14.

Malloy is pushing for the MTA to offer a refund to riders with monthly passes.

 


 

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