NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy on Thursday called the power failure “horrendous” and said he remains frustrated by what’s likely to be an extended service disruption on Metro-North’s New Haven line.
“There appears to have been little plan for this type of catastrophic failure,” Malloy said.
Speaking from Grand Central Terminal on Thursday evening, the governor said Metro-North is working to partially restore electrical service to the New Haven line. That could happen as early as Saturday, Malloy said.
“We’ll continue to put as much pressure on the system and those responsible to make sure we have a quicker turnaround,” Malloy said.
He said the partial power offers substantially less voltage than usual, and it remains unclear how many trains at a time the line would be able to handle.
Officials were working Thursday to find alternative power sources to end delays that could last for weeks after a high-voltage feeder cable failed early Wednesday at a Mount Vernon station, knocking out power to the railroad’s New Haven line.
One of the feeders was out of service because of pre-planned upgrades.