MTA Says Train Snafu Could Be “3 Weeks”
26 Sep, 2013
By Polly Kreisman
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 power failure that disrupted Metro-North Wednesday.
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