Metro-North Plans Reduced Weekend Schedule As Power Outage Continues

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Metro-North Railroad says it will have a reduced schedule this weekend due to the power outage that has snarled commutes between New York City and the Connecticut suburbs.

The railroad says there will be hourly train service from all New Haven Line stations in both directions on Saturday and Sunday.

Commuters coming from New Haven can switch to a diesel train in Stamford for express service to Grand Central. They can also take a diesel train for local service to stops between Stamford and Grand Central.

A failed high-voltage feeder cable was blamed for the outage that began Wednesday. New York-based utility Consolidated Edison was setting up three transformers to attempt to supply the needed 27,000 volts of power to the failed cable.

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