NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)-- If you need to commute tomorrow, there are some other ways to get you where you need to be.
When asked if she expected a train to come by, Sabrina Johnson, of Shelton said, "no and it was actually sitting there waiting for us."
A little late but shocking that something was moving on the rails at all. Metro-North is bringing in a few diesel engines, but they are far and few between.
Passengers say they are not following the schedule posted on the internet.
"They are not updating their website properly," said Johnson. When asked if the train was packed with people, she said, "not at all."
Another option if you hit it just right, a car service. At Hy's Limousine, all lines are red, ringing off the hook in dispatch. Commuters stranded at the stations and in the city are hoping, praying a car service can get them.
And at Hy's they are ready, as they have been through this drill before as recently as May, when two trains collided causing days of commuter angst.
"It's hard to plan for something like this. We don't have people just sitting around, but we are used to it and we have plenty of staff especially this time of year," said Matt Levine, Hy's Limousine.
Matt says the best thing to do is call ahead with as much lead times as possible, because they have a large fleet and some cancelations. And, he says even if he can't get you into one of his cars, he can still help.
"We certainly will do our best to accommodate our customer but if we can't help you, then we will use one of our partners to assist you," said Levine.
Another way you can get to the city is by taking the ferry to Long Island, then hopping on the railroad over there. It is not the most efficient way but the ferries are on time, as well as those rails, so you can plan on an arrival and departure time.
"It's possible but it is a lot of hours," said Mark Moskositz, Long Island.
And while the trains on Long Island are running and on time, once you step in to Connecticut, you had better have a ride waiting for you.
"I'm not sure, I hope there is a shuttle or a diesel or something that I can get to for a couple stops, but I won't know until I get there," said Wilber Farley, Meriden.
For Wilber, he is just winging it with patience, trying every avenue available as New Haven isn't the end of the line for him.
"Even after I get to New Haven, I still have another hour and a half because I have to take Amtrack from there to Meriden. So yes, so my commute, I have time," said Farley.
Con Edison released the following statement:
Con Edison is working with Metro-North to try to establish alternative power sources to serve the New Haven line. Company crews are working around the clock to make repairs to a feeder cable that failed earlier today, but repairs of this nature typically take 2-3 weeks. Another feeder normally providing service to the New Haven line was out on scheduled repairs to accommodate Metro-North upgrades on their equipment. We apologize for the disruption, and we are working with Metro-North to help resolve the problem.
For more information and train schedules, go to Metro-North Railroad Service Advisory.
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