Using residential power near the railroad station, and three portable transformers, Con Ed is going to try and create a temporary substation near the Harrison railroad station. It’s never been tried, and of course they don’t want to disrupt residential power, but it could provide 20 percent more trains on the New Haven line; something desperately needed to accomodate the large number of daily commuters from Connecticut to Manhattan. Con Ed president Craig Ivey says they will conduct tests to be sure the surrounding homes are not impacted. MTA Chairman Tom Pendergast is hoping to have those extra trains moving by Monday morning — along with more alternatives for commuters. Full service is not expected until October 7th.


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