Metro-North New Haven line expected to operate at only 50% capacity for Monday morning commute

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The MTA says it will have half of the normal train service on the New Haven line for the Monday morning commute. The temporary power fix put in place this weekend means that some electric trains will return, even though there is still a lot of work to be done.

Come Monday morning, commuters can expect more service by way of shuttle buses to help the hundreds of thousand commuters affected by the MTA Metro North meltdown.

In a late afternoon news conference Sunday, MTA CEO and Chairman Thomas Prendergast responded to Senator Charles Schumer calling for an investigation into exactly what happened to the service.

Prendergast said,”I welcome any investigation, but our first priority is to get service up and running for our customers as soon as possible.”

All New Haven line trains are expected to be crowded and customers are urged not to travel during the busiest part of rush hour. Thousands of park-and-ride spaces in Westchester County and the Bronx will allow customers to ride other MTA services into Manhattan.

Four locations have been identified as park-and-ride locations: Orchard Beach, Yankee Stadium, Rye Playland and Kensico Dam. Commuters are still being asked to stay home or carpool.

The MTA expects to have service back to normal by Oct. 7th.