Metro-North working to restore power to crippled line as Gov. Malloy calls for commuter refunds

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It is Day 3 of delays for over 125,000 Metro-North commuters and alternative routes between Grand Central Terminal and Stamford, Connecticut are scarce.

Trains that are running from New Haven involve transferring trains or shuttle buses — that’s if they show up.

Con Ed crews are working to restore power to a feeder that failed in Mt. Vernon, causing the New Haven line to be rendered to a halt. As of Friday morning, three transformers were being brought in to create a temporary substation to service the crippled line.

“I also met with two representatives of Con Ed…I think they know I’m serious,” Gov. Malloy said of a meeting with the power company. “I think they’re going to present me a plan to bring that about [restore power]. If they don’t, we’ll look at legal action.”

“Our engineers are proceeding with [repairs] very carefully, very cautiously. We want to do this right,” a Con Ed spokesman said.

The Governor is also calling for Metro-North to issue refunds to customers and also encouraged commuters to carpool, if possible.