Full Service on Metro-North New Haven Line to Return Today: MTA

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    Full service is restored on Metro-North.

    Metro North plans to have full service on the New Haven Line up and running on Monday morning.

    "Full service to the MTA Metro-North Railroad New Haven Line will be restored by Monday morning, assuming the new substation which received Con Edison power today is found reliable during our testing over the weekend," an MTA spokesperson said in a statement.

    On Friday, Con Edison re-energized one of the two feeders to a section of the New Haven Line.  The feeder cable failed on Sept. 26, bringing train service on the New Haven Line to a halt.

    The New Haven line has been operating at limited capacity since the feeder failed, forcing Connecticut commuters to work from home, drive into New York or wait hours for an open seat on a diesel train.

    The MTA also announced plans to reimburse New Haven Line ticket holders who have been affected by the outage by providing credit toward future ticket purchases.

    Credit for weekly tickets is slated to begin Oct. 9. Credit for monthly tickets will begin Oct. 20.

    One of the two feeders to the New Haven line had been disconnected on Sept. 13 for Metro North equipment upgrades.  Then, on Sept. 26, the other line failed.

    At first, the New Haven line was running just one train per hour in each direction. Then, a temporary power source was brought in and the system has been operating around 65 percent of its normal service.

    Late Thursday night, Con Edison reconnected and re-energized the line that was disconnected on Sept. 13.  

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