Power problems fixed for Metro-North

Metro-North train. (File)


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Power problems caused a delay of about an hour Friday for Metro-North riders between New Haven and Stamford.

An alert from the MTA a little after 10 a.m. said:

New Haven Line Service between New Haven and Stamford is temporarily delayed due to power problems in the vicinity of New Haven. No delays are anticipated between Stamford and GCT from this issue.

According to Metro-North, there was an outage at the New Haven Yard when a line arched in a substation. The 9:46 train out of Union Station was cancelled, and eastbound trains in West Haven and Milford were held. No trains were stranded.

Service was restored a little before 11 a.m.

This isn’t the first time Metro-North has had issued with power. Almost one year ago, Sept. 25, 2013, a Con Edison feeder cable carrying power to the overhead wired failed, halting the early morning commute. That outage also affected Amtrak traffic. Full Metro-North service was not restored until October 7.

In January, a power outage that lasted a couple of hours left passengers stranded. That problem was blamed on a technician pulling the wrong plug, and taking the wrong power supply out of service.

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