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Press Release
September 25, 2013
IMMEDIATE
Metro-North Railroad to Provide Extremely Limited New Haven Line Train Service for Remainder of the Day
Alternate Service Plan for Thursday Being Developed

For the remainder of today, Wednesday, September 25, 2013, extremely limited train service using diesel locomotives on the New Haven Line will remain in effect between Stamford and Grand Central Terminal due to the loss of a 138 kilovolt Con Edison feeder that supplies electricity to the overhead lines that power the New Haven Line trains.

Hourly eastbound service is being provided from Grand Central Terminal (leaving ten minutes after every hour) and making all local stops to Stamford. Hourly westbound service is being provided from Stamford (leaving Stamford on the hour) and making all local stops to Grand Central Terminal. At Stamford, customers can connect with eastbound trains making all local stops to New Haven. Electric train service from New Haven (leaving approximately 14 minutes after every hour) to Stamford will continue to operate.

The service plan can accommodate 10% of the regular ridership on the New Haven Line. As a result, customers should seek alternate service and expect crowded conditions. New Haven Line tickets continue to be cross honored on the Harlem Line. Please listen for announcements at your station.

Con Edison is working at the scene to assess the extent of the damage and then determine the length of time to return power to the New Haven Line.

At this time, a train/bus shuttle service is being developed that would begin for the morning rush hour on Thursday, September 26, 2013. Further information will be provided later this afternoon on the website.