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Power Outage Limits Metro-North New Haven Line Service

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Nightmarish commutes for Metro-North riders could be their reality for another couple of weeks.

During evening rush hour at Grand Central Terminal, commuters navigated new schedules, cramped platforms and crowded diesel trains.

A problem with a Con Edison electric feeder cable caused a complete stop to all trains between the city and New Haven, Conn. Wednesday morning.

It could take until October 14 to complete repairs.

Commuters NY1 spoke with are frustrated.

"I've been commuting for over 28, 29 years," said one commuter. "I've never experienced this ever."

"All the online information is saying that everything's on time and there's no problems, which is inexcusable," said another.

"It's funny because we're all in it, we all have to suffer from it, but when the train comes, it becomes individualistic real quick," said a third.

"I have to leave even extra earlier now just to get to work," said a fourth. "Oh my God, this is a nightmare."

Metro-North says it'll be providing bus service and limited train service for the morning rush, but is telling passengers to try to find alternatives.

For a full list of changes, visit

Meanwhile, Amtrak says that Acela Express service will not operate between New York and Boston on Thursday, but Amtrak Northeast Regional service will operate on diesel power.

Amtrak says that riders should expect delays of up to one hour as a result.

For more information, visit

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