Transportation Resumes In New York

Nov 5, 2012

Credit Stephen Chernin / AP

Transportation for students and commuters in and around New York City continues to expand one week after Superstorm Sandy while Consolidated Edison is back in preparation mode for more high winds along the coast.

New York officials say the city subway system is on the mend. But they also warn a flood of students returning to reoponed schools and motorists forced out of their cars by a fuel shortage could cause crowding and delays.

Metro-North says train service on the Wassaic branch of the Harlem line has resumed as well as the Danbury and Waterbury branches of the New Haven Line. Service between Southeast and Grand Central Terminal and New Haven/Stamford and Grand Central has been restored and the New Canaan Branch will have bus service in effect, with buses leaving stations 20 minutes before the scheduled train time.

Amtrak will provide Acela Express and Northeast Regional service on the Northeast Corridor between Boston, New York City and Washington with reduced frequencies on Monday. Modified Empire Service continues between New York City and Albany-Rensselaer.

And while Con-Ed says power is back to nearly 80% of customers, there were still around 167,000 without power this morning and more wet, windy weather is expected to hit the coast on Wednesday with early forecasts predicting wind gusts of up to 50 mph.

Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press