NEW YORK (AP) — Tens of thousands of commuters are scrambling to devise alternative routes to and from New York City after a power outage on the nation's second-largest commuter railroad brought service to a creep.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says there will be limited Metro-North Railroad bus and train service to and from Grand Central Terminal in New York City to New Haven, Conn., beginning at rush hour Thursday morning.
Following a Wednesday morning Consolidated Edison cable feeder failure, Metro-North ferried passengers along the powerless line via diesel trains.
Officials are working to establish alternative power sources for the line.
Officials have urged riders to carpool, work from home or find alternate routes if possible.
Attorney Robert Drucker says the outage has transformed his 55-minute rail commute into a 2 ½-hour nightmare.
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