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Transformers used to fix commuter rail disruption
NEW YORK (AP) - Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says authorities will try to use three transformers to restore partial power to a crippled track of the nation's second-largest commuter railroad.
Malloy made the announcement Thursday at New York City's Grand Central Terminal. He says the transformers will be brought in by New York-based utility Consolidated Edison.
Malloy says the transformers could add about 13,000 volts of power. That's far less than the 138,000 volts normally needed to power the Metro-North Railroad line to New Haven, Conn., which serves tens of thousands of riders in the densely populated New York City suburbs.
Malloy says officials will test the transformers to see whether trains can run on the transformers' power.
A high-voltage feeder cable failed Wednesday at a suburban New York station, causing hours-long delays.