Metro-North apologizes, explains morning rush hour nightmare

Posted: 2:47 PM, Mar 06, 2015
Updated: 2015-03-06 14:49:40-05

NEW YORK (PIX11) — Metro-North is citing “harsh winter weather” for the massive delays and cancellations during the Friday morning rush hour.

Metro-North explained electric trains became disabled in “a critical area” around Harlem-125th St. Station at approximately 8 a.m. The snow and ice from Thursday’s storm had blocked trains from drawing power from the third rail.

This caused two out of four tracks at two vital points between Mott Haven and Grand Central to be  taken out of service during rush hour.

Metro-North said other weather-related infrastructure and equipment problems at several locations also added to the congestion.

They say they “continue to work around the clock to clear our trains, station platforms, yards and switches of snow and ice.”