Wednesday morning September 25th Metro North's New Haven Line suffered a power outage in the Bronx area when a power feed cable owned by Consolidated Edison (Con Ed) who supplies the power blew out. This caused New Haven Line trains between Stamford, CT and Grand Central to be operated with limited diesel Push-Pull trains. Trains operate every hour from Stamford to Grand Central and another from Grand Central to Stamford. The trains are very crowded and make all stops to and from Stamford and Grand Central.
As a result of this Metro North has cancelled train service on the Danbury and Waterbury Branches and substituted CT Transit buses to provide the service. Amtrak is operating Regional trains between Boston and New York with electric engine to New Haven where a P40 is attached to pull the train to New Rochelle where engine is uncoupled and electric power resumes to New York, Penn Station. Acela service to and from Boston and Penn Station has been cancelled until further notice, but is operating to Washington, DC from Penn Station with delays.
New Haven Line service north of Stamford to New Haven via Bridgeport has power is operating with delays Metro North says repairing the power feed cable may take a week to three weeks and advised passengers to take the nearby Harlem Line to Grand Central and Express buses from Rye, NY to White Plains, NY to board Hudson Line trains to Grand Central.
Jerome A Rosenfeld