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Metro-North, Con Edison tested plan that led to failure

(Source: Connecticut Post, September 26, 2013)

STAMFORD, Conn. — As the investigation continues into the cause of Wednesday's power failure that pulled the plug on Metro-North's busy New Haven Line, a railroad spokeswoman said the plan to take a secondary electrical line out of service had been planned and tested over the summer.

Though it may take officials weeks to determine the cause, it appears the 138,000 volt line that was left to bear the burden of energizing trains along an eight-mile stretch of track in Westchester County, N.Y., from Pelham to Rye became overwhelmed and superheated.

Full story: Connecticut Post

Friday, September 27, 2013

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