The problem could last into the morning rush Thursday, Sept. 26, according to an update posted at mta.info/mnr.
Limited service will continue using diesel locomotives.
Hourly eastbound service is being provided from Grand Central Terminal, leaving 10 minutes after every hour and making all local stops to Stamford.
Hourly westbound service is leaving Stamford on the hour and making all local stops to Grand Central Terminal.
Metro-North said the plan can accommodate 10% of the regular ridership on the New Haven Line. The line carries about 70,000 people during the peak morning rush every day.
“As a result, customers should seek alternate service and expect crowded conditions. New Haven Line tickets continue to be cross honored on the Harlem Line. Please listen for announcements at your station,” according to the post at mta.info.
Service is not affected east of Stamford. Trains out of New Haven, leaving approximately 14 minutes after every hour to and from Stamford, will continue to operate.
West of Stamford, rail service has been stopped due to problems with electrical lines powering the tracks in New York. Metro-North said. Con Edison is working at the scene to assess the extent of the damage and then determine the length of time to return power to the New Haven Line.
As of 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Metro-North reported that a plan was being developed for a train/bus shuttle Thursday morning, Sept. 26. Updates will be posted as they become available.
A Con Ed representative said another feeder normally providing service to the New Haven line was out on scheduled repairs to accommodate Metro-North upgrades on their equipment. Train service between Stamford and New York’s Grand Central Terminal has been limited since early Wednesday morning, though service between Stamford and New Haven is operating normally, according to Metro-North.
“We still do not have an ETA on restoration of electric power,” Arena said. Calls to Con Ed have not been returned yet.