MTA says some electric rail service on Metro-North

MTA says some electric rail service on Metro-North's New Haven line for morning rush

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says a limited number of electric trains are going to be running on Metro-North's New Haven, Conn., line for the morning commute.

Officials say Saturday that will be the first time any electric trains have been able to run through an eight-mile section of track between Harrison and Mount Vernon after a power failure in a Con Edison feeder cable last week.

A temporary substation will provide limited electricity to power the trains. Other trains are running on diesel.

In addition, more than 8,000 park-and-ride spaces have been created in Westchester County and the Bronx so riders can reach other MTA services into Manhattan. New York City Transit officials have organized 72 shuttle buses.

Con Ed says it expects to restore full power by Oct. 8.

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