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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is asking the chairman of the New York State Power Service Commission to investigate the recent power failure that recently disrupted Metro-North commuter rail service along […]
Analysis Suggests Metro-North Disruption Cost State $62 Million In Economic Output. $2.5 Million In Revenue
_ An analysis conducted by the Department of Economic and Community Development shows Connecticut’s economy suffered during the recent disruption of service along Metro-North’s busy New Haven commuter rail line.
Metro-North Railroad riders on the New Haven line holding monthly and weekly passes will get credit for their troubles since last week’s power failure.
Consolidated Edison has confirmed the expected Oct. 7 restoration date for Metro-North service on the New Haven line.
If an additional transformer can be connected to the system that shut down Metro-North trains last week, they might be able to get an additional train on the tracks by tomorrow.
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.
Ridership on the New Haven line of Metro-North Railroad has dropped by half as Connecticut commuters stay home or find other ways to get into New York City to avoid snarled commutes caused by a failed circuit.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says authorities will try to use three transformers to restore partial power to a crippled track of the nation’s second-largest commuter railroad.
Broken electrical equipment interrupted rush-hour rail commutes in and out of New York City and snarled rail service as far south as Washington on Wednesday, and the problem could take weeks to repair, a utility said as it sought a power alternative for the trains.
Governor Malloy has warned Metro-North commuters that they should not count on the rail system to get to work Monday on a regular schedule after Tropical Storm Irene flooded parts of the rail system.