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MTA To Credit Pass Holders For Conn.-NY Disruption

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A Metro-North train at the Bridgeport station. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

A Metro-North train at the Bridgeport station. Photo by WTIC’s Matt Dwyer.

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has approved a credit for Metro-North New Haven Line customers holding monthly or weekly tickets during the power outage that has disrupted rail service between Connecticut and New York City.

The MTA’s board voted unanimously Tuesday to credit customers with monthly or weekly tickets valid between the Sept. 25 power failure and the restoration of full service, expected by Oct. 7.

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who had urged the credit, called it a “step in the right direction.”

The transit agency also said it will add five more trains for the Wednesday morning commute, bringing service to about 65 percent of normal. It said Con Edison has installed a third temporary transformer for the eight-mile section where a main electrical feeder cable failed in Mount Vernon, N.Y.

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