Con Edison says Metro-North fix may take three weeks

|About: Consolidated Edison Inc. (ED)|By:, SA News Editor

Consolidated Edison (ED) says it will take two to three weeks to repair a failed power line that snarled a heavily traveled Metro-North train between New York and Connecticut and forced Amtrak to halt some Acela Express service.

Connecticut's governor urges commuters to find alternative means of travel because the small number of trains that are expected to run won’t accommodate residents who regularly travel to NYC.

ED says a 138K-volt cable serving Metro-North equipment failed early this morning, and another feeder that normally serves the line was unavailable because of scheduled repairs.