New Haven Line gets upgrade

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HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A much needed upgrade to the New Haven Line on Metro-North is complete.

Governor Dannel Malloy announced today that the $10 million upgrade of the power supply was completed over the weekend.

“This project was designed to prevent the type of catastrophic power failure that occurred last fall in Mount Vernon, New York, seriously disrupting New Haven Line service,” said Governor Malloy.

The project roughly doubles the capacity of the two west transformers from 16 megawatts to 30 megawatts, matching the capacity of the two east transformers that were previously replaced.

Metro-North operates the New Haven Line – the busiest in the country – under contract to the DOT.

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