All train service on Metro North's New Haven line was suspended when a Con Ed feeder went out around 6:30 a.m. It's unclear when service will be restored.
The MTA says, "New Haven Line Service is suspended between Stamford and Grand Central Terminal until further notice due to the loss of a Con Edison Feeder. Customers should seek alternate means for travel to the city. Customers may use the Harlem Line for travel to Grand Central Terminal. As more information becomes available we will notify you as soon as possible. Please listen for announcements at your station."
According to WABC 7, "Passengers were lining up at the taxi stand and grouping together to carpool into Manhattan." Also, the MTA is working on getting buses set up for commuters.
— The Gilded Lobster (@gildedlobster) September 25, 2013
Con Ed:feeder prob vac Mt Vernon no eta. Stamford sta pic.twitter.com/PFxQSbGeIa
— Paul Murnane (@paulmurn) September 25, 2013
My brain actually hurts from being so angry... Please please @MetroNorth any form of a time frame would be helpful
— Emily Roseman (@eroseman) September 25, 2013
@eroseman Crews are working to address the issues, as more info becomes available we will inform you as soon as possible.
— Metro-North Railroad (@MetroNorth) September 25, 2013
*Collective groan* fr CT residents MT @MetroNorth New Haven Line Service is temp suspended btwn Stamford & GCT due to loss of a ConEd Feeder
— Timothy D. O'Connor (@TOC79) September 25, 2013
*throws hands in air* RT @MetroNorth: New Haven Line Service is temp suspended between Stamford & GCT due to the loss of a Con Ed Feeder. St
— Kris Wallet Hempties (@DJDoug_theKing) September 25, 2013
Update: At about 8:30 a.m. Metro-North announced there would be "extremely limited service" using diesel locomotives once an hour, making all local stops. On Twitter, officials announced that "Custs should expect crowded conditions." And despair, expect plenty of despair ye doomed & cursed Custs.
Metro-North is currently cross-honoring New Haven line tickets on the Harlem line, but frustrated Custs are encouraged to find some other way to get into the city if they can, like on foot with pitchforks and torches. There's no word yet on when normal service is going to resume, so keep an eye on Twitter for updates and plenty of justified griping from the disgruntled presidents of the Howdy-Doody Circus Army.
— Peter B Bailey (@pbb) September 25, 2013
MetroNorth power outage + UN General Assembly nightmare in NYC = NOPE. Staying home today!
— klavoie (@klavoie) September 25, 2013
I knew #metronorth should quit electricity and run trains on the hydropower of my tears.
— Caroline O'Connor (@caroconnor) September 25, 2013
Metro north is the devil
— Jay Camarero (@j_camarero) September 25, 2013