Metro North Resumes Normal Schedule
07 Oct, 2013
By Polly Kreisman
Nearly two weeks after a major power failure crippled service on the New Haven Line, regular service resumed.
“Regular New Haven Line Service will resume Monday morning, October 7, following successful initial testing of a new. electrical substation at Mount Vernon,” the MTA announced on its website.
Be sure to check the updated schedule.
from last week:
With transit and government officials telling us the situation could take 2-3 weeks to resolve, here are some links to help you and the other 40,000 train commuters cope with the
The railroad’s advisory bluntly suggests, “Customers are strongly encouraged to stay home or should seek alternate service.”
Metro-North has devised network of buses and diesel trains, but the service (see map or description) will be slow, infrequent, fragmented and very crowded, and can only help a third of the red line’s ridership.
Some commuters can drive to a nearby Harlem line station. If you drive into the city, prepare for heavy traffic. The United Nations General Assembly is still closing streets.
photo: Elizabeth Pollaert