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Power Outage Continues To Affect Amtrak, Metro North

A power outage in Connecticut will continue to affect Amtrak and Metro North on Thursday and possibly for up to 3 weeks with delays and cancellations.

A crowded Metro-North station
A crowded Metro-North station (WABC TV via Facebook)

Acela Express service will remain suspended on Thursday between New York and Boston while diesel engines are pressed into service from New York into Connecticut resulting in expected delays of one hour.

Amtrak service between New York and Washington is operating normally.

Passengers can call 1-800-USA-RAIL for information and additional information.

The problems stem from a Con Edision high-voltage feeder that went down in Mount Vernon, New York that is also affecting Metro North commuter service between New York’s Grand Central Station and Stamford, Connecticut.

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is warning commuters that it could take up to three weeks to fix the problem and urged commuters to “plan on long-term lack of service or being underserved.” He says he is hopeful that service will be restored before Oct. 14. That’s when another piece of equipment is scheduled to go online that would also restore service.

 

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