Harrison, NEW YORK (PIX11) – Sam Arnoff, who lives only a few blocks from the Harrison train station says he certainly feels the pain of commuters, but is wary of Con Ed’s temporary plan of setting up a make-shift substation using residential power and three portable transformers to create voltage for the trains.
This kind of set-up has never been attempted before and Con Ed says they plan on conducting tests throughout the weekend to make sure no residential homes will be affected.
Still, some residents aren’t eager to test it out.
Arlene Laurentino says they constantly deal with power outages on a normal basis and fears this temporary plan will make it worse
The power company is feeling the pressure from not only commuters but also from the MTA and politicians.
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy blasted Con Ed for not having a backup plan in place to help serve the hundreds of thousands of commuters affected by the power outage, going as far as to threaten legal action if the problem isn’t rectified soon.
When asked if residents would be footing the sure-to-be astronomical electric bill to power the station, Con Edison did not have an answer.