Metro-North customers on the New Haven line were experiencing delays of up to 25 minutes due to power issues near Green’s Farms, the MTA said Friday.
The delays were caused by a transformer that failed Thursday evening, according to Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, who held a press conference Friday evening to discuss the delays.
Trains are currently operating "at 50 percent of their normal electrical power," he said in a release.
"If we continue to neglect our transportation infrastructure rather than update and invest in it, antiquated components, including this transformer, will have a ripple effect on the daily commute of thousands of residents, as well as our state’s economy," Lamont said in a statement.
"This failure to upgrade is emblematic of why the state needs to take proactive steps to modernize Connecticut’s aging infrastructure to get Connecticut’s economy growing again," he added.
Several trains were canceled just as rush hour began, including the 5:49 p.m. train to Danbury; the 5:35 p.m. train departing Stamford to Grand Central; the 3:38 p.m. train departing New Haven State Street to Grand Central; and the 5:40 p.m. train departing New Haven State Street to Grand Central, according to the MTA.
Lamont in his release called the power issues "emblematic of why the state needs to take proactive steps to modernize Connecticut's aging infrastructure."
Metro-North is providing updates about delays on its Twitter feed.