ConnDOT: Extremely Limited Service on New Haven Rail Line
2013

CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
NEWS RELEASE
 
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7456
 
FOR RELEASE: September 25, 2013
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
WEB SITE: www.ct.gov/dot 

   Extremely Limited Service on New Haven Commuter Rail Line Following Power Outage
 

 

For the remainder of today, Wednesday, September 25, 2013, extremely limited train service using diesel locomotives on the New Haven Line (NHL) will remain in effect between Stamford and Grand Central Terminal due to the loss of Con Edison feeders that supply power to the NHL electric fleet.    

 

Hourly Eastbound Service is being provided from Grand Central Terminal (leaving every ten minutes after the hour) and making all local stops to Stamford.  Hourly Westbound Service is being provided from Stamford (leaving Stamford on the hour) and making all local stops to Grand Central Terminal.  Electric train service from New Haven (leaving approximately 14 minutes after every hour) to/from Stamford will continue to operate.

 

The service plan can accommodate 10 percent of the regular ridership on the New Haven Line.  As a result, customers should seek alternate service and expect crowded conditions.  New Haven Line tickets continue to be cross honored on the Harlem Line. Please listen for announcements at your station.

 

Con Edison is working at the scene to assess the extent of the damage and then determine the length of time to return power to the New Haven Line. 

 

Watch for additional updates on this site.