New Haven Line to be Restored by Monday
Power Restored to Crippled Rail System
There's light at the end of the tunnel for commuters on New York City's crippled Metro-North Railroad.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said Friday that it expected service on its New Haven line to be back to normal Monday, twelve days after a power failure left the line barely functional.
The announcement came after Con Edison said it had finished restoring one of two key electrical cables.
Tens of thousands of commuters trying to get into the city from Connecticut have had to make other arrangements since September 25th, as the railroad tried to get by with a handful of diesel-powered trains, and then limited electric train service.
The MTA says the full resumption of service is contingent on the success of power reliability tests to be performed over the weekend.