New Haven Line On Brink Of Returning To Full Service

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Riders on the New Haven Line railroad could see full service restored by the Monday morning rush hour. An upgrade to a Metro-North substation that supplies electricity to the line's overheard wires is done, but must now be tested.

As part of the upgrade, Con Ed disconnected an electrical feeder cable from the station on September 13. Twelve days later, a back-up cable failed, plunging the line into semi-chaos. The MTA has been running partial service using diesel trains and three temporary transformers.

The MTA says it will test the new substation this weekend. Trains will run hourly in both directions on Saturday and Sunday, with the exception of Metro-North's Direct New Haven Line service to the Meadowlands.

The MTA announced today that ticket holders inconvenienced by the September 25th power failure can apply for credits toward future tickets.