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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Metro-North Railroad is back to normal for Connecticut’s commuters.

Nearly two weeks after a failed electrical circuit cut power to the New Haven line and reduced rail travel to half of typical service, the commuter rail line returned to a full schedule of trains for rush-hour Monday morning to Grand Central Terminal.

Metro-North said a new electrical substation has been activated at Mount Vernon, N.Y. An electrical circuit had failed, disrupting rail service since Sept. 25.

The return to normal rail service also should bring relief to Interstate 95, Merritt Parkway and other highways in southwest Connecticut that were choked with commuters seeking alternative routes into New York.

Metro-North is working to refund ticket holders unable to get train service during the 12-day outage.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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