FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has released a limited train schedule for Thursday while crews continue to fix the power outage that affects the Metro-North New Haven Line.
Connecticut Transportation Commission James Redeker apologized to the line's estimated 125,000 daily riders for the disruptions.
"It's a very limited train service," Redeker said. "About 30 percent of the total volume of seats will be offered throughout the day."
There will be limited bus and train service provided for the New Haven Line beginning with morning peak service on Thursday and will continue until further notice due to the loss of Con Edison feeders that supply traction power to the line's electric fleet.
The service plan can accommodate approximately 33 percent of the regular ridership on the New Haven Line. Passengers with monthly tickets on the New Haven Line will have their tickets honored on the Harlem Line.
Bus service will be provided on the Waterbury branch and limited shuttle train service will operate on the Danbury and New Canaan branches.
Morning Peak Service
From Stamford/ New Haven Line to Grand Central:
- From New Haven to Stamford train service will be provided every 20-30 minutes and will connect with:
- Limited diesel train service from Stamford operating directly to Harlem-125th Street and Grand Central Terminal
- Limited local train service every 20-30 minutes from Stamford through Rye Stations; connecting with express bus service to White Plains Station for Harlem Line train service to Grand Central
From Harrison to Grand Central Terminal:
- Limited local train service every 20 to 30 minutes from Harrison through New Rochelle Stations and operating directly to Fordham, Harlem-125th Street and Grand Central Terminal
- Bus Service from Pelham and Mount Vernon East to Mount Vernon West for Harlem Line train service
From Grand Central:
- Limited diesel train service will be provided every 30-40 minutes from GCT and making all local stops to Stamford; with hourly connections at Stamford for train service to New Haven.
To Grand Central:
- Hourly shuttle service between New Haven (departing every 45 minutes after the hour) and Stamford with local train service operating every half hour between Stamford and Grand Central Terminal.
From Grand Central:
- Train service operating every half hour (:04 and :34 after the hour) out of Grand Central making all local stops to Stamford with hourly connections at Stamford for train service to New Haven.
Evening Peak Service:
From Grand Central to Stamford/New Haven:
- Limited service from Grand Central direct to Stamford with connections to New Haven provided every 20-30 minutes.
- Harlem Line Service to White Plains Station with express bus service to Rye Station for local train service between Rye and Stamford operating every 20-30 minutes
From Grand Central to Harrison:
- Limited train service from Grand Central to New Rochelle, Larchmont, Mamaroneck and Harrison Stations
- Harlem Line train service to Mount Vernon West for Bus Service to Pelham and Mount Vernon East Stations
As a result of the limited schedule, MTA says the following:
- Customers are strongly encouraged to stay home or should seek alternative service
- New Haven Line tickets continue to be cross honored on the Harlem Line
- Customers should expect crowded conditions and should listen for announcements at their station