The Metro-North New Haven line, plagued by a lingering power failure, will be able to accommodate about half the usual number of riders by the time Monday morning rush hour arrives.
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Limited service will resume thanks to a temporary Con Edison substation, according to a statement released Sunday by the Metro-North and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Full service isn't expected to resume for more than a week while the power company repairs the damaged cables that are responsible for the outage.
Thousands of free park-and-ride spaces in Westchester County and the Bronx are being made available in the meantime.
"They now expect to complete their repairs byOct. 7, with the goal of giving Metro-North time to complete required testing and restore full train service byOct. 8," the statement read. "Until then, we thank our customers for their patience and flexibility during this disruption.”