$10M Metro-North Power Upgrades Completed

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    A $10 million upgrade to power supply

    for Metro-North's New Haven Line has been completed, bringing full back-up power to both east- and westbound rails between Westport and Harrison, N.Y.

    Gov. Dannel Malloy and the state Department of Transportation announced the project’s completion in a news release issued Tuesday.

    The project, done in conjunction with Connecticut Light & Power, was launched early February. It included the replacement of four transformers at the Cos Cob station in Greenwich, doubling the capacity of two transformers on the westbound side. Supply feeder cables were also upgraded, according to the release.

    It comes in the wake of a feeder cable failure in September that led to days of canceled trains and heavy delays.

    “This project was designed to prevent the type of catastrophic power failure that occurred last fall in Mount Vernon, New York, seriously disrupting New Haven Line service,” said Malloy, in a statement. “In addition, it will allow us to add more service on the New Haven Line as we move forward.”

    The final phase of the project was completed over the weekend and put into service March 9, according to the release.