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Press Release
September 25, 2013
IMMEDIATE
Metro-North Railroad to Provide Limited Bus/Train New Haven Line Service Starting on Thursday

 

Because of the loss of a Con Edison feeder that supplies electricity to the overhead wires that power the New Haven Line, MTA Metro-North Railroad will provide limited bus/train service for the New Haven Line beginning with morning rush hour service on Thursday, September 26, and until further notice.

Metro-North is working with Con Edison to try to establish alternative power sources to serve the New Haven Line. Con Ed crews are working around the clock to make repairs to a feeder cable that failed earlier today. Another feeder normally providing service to the New Haven Line was out on scheduled repairs to accommodate upgrades required by Metro-North.

The service plan can accommodate approximately 33% of the regular ridership on the New Haven Line.

As a result:

  • Customers are strongly encouraged to stay home or should seek alternate service
  • New Haven Line tickets will continue to be cross-honored on the Harlem Line
  • Customers should expect crowded conditions and should listen for announcements at their station

Bus service will be provided on the Waterbury Branch and limited shuttle train service will operate on the Danbury and New Canaan Branches.

AM Peak Service

To Grand Central:

From New Haven to Stamford train service will be provided every 20-30 minutes and will connect with:

  • Limited diesel train service from Stamford operating directly to Harlem-125th Street and Grand Central Terminal
  • Limited local train service every 20-30 minutes from Stamford through Rye Stations; connecting with express bus service to White Plains Station for Harlem Line train service to Grand Central

From Harrison to Grand Central Terminal service will be provided as follows:

  • Limited local train service every 20-30 minutes from Harrison through New Rochelle Stations and operating directly to Fordham, Harlem-125th Street and Grand Central Terminal
  • Bus Service from Pelham and Mount Vernon East to Mount Vernon West for Harlem Line train service

From Grand Central: 

Limited diesel train service will be provided every 30-40 minutes from GCT and making all local stops to Stamford; with hourly connections at Stamford for train service to New Haven.

Off-Peak Service

To Grand Central:

Hourly shuttle service between New Haven (departing every 45 minutes after the hour) and Stamford with local train service operating every half hour between Stamford and Grand Central Terminal.

From Grand Central:

Train service operating every half hour (:04 and :34 after the hour) out of Grand Central making all local stops to Stamford with hourly connections at Stamford for train service to New Haven.

PM Peak Service

From Grand Central to Stamford/New Haven:

  • Limited service from Grand Central direct to Stamford with connections to New Haven provided every 20-30 minutes.
  • Harlem Line Service to White Plains Station with express bus service to Rye Station for local train service between Rye and Stamford operating every 20-30 minutes

From Grand Central to Harrison: 

  • Limited train service from Grand Central to New Rochelle, Larchmont, Mamaroneck and Harrison Stations
  • Harlem Line train service to Mount Vernon West for Bus Service to Pelham and Mount Vernon East Stations

Please visit our schedules pages later this evening for complete schedule information.