Facing crowded rail cars and a longer commute, many Metro-North riders were trying to make other plans after a power outage that is causing a nightmare for commuters on Wednesday.
All morning people were glued to the departure board at Union Station in New Haven. All of them trying to figure out how to deal with the mess, which may last up to three weeks, and how to get to their final destinations.
Gary Greco said he wasn't taking any chances, and that's why he decided to get to the train station four hours early.
"I'm going in four hours early just to hope that I make my connections and hope everything falls into place," he said.
Starting at transferring in Stamford, and then taking a shuttle into New York City via bus or diesel-powered train, there will be plenty of headaches, along with the added street of heavy delays.
"I really hope they find a solution because as I said, there's got to be a way," Greco said. "Especially for the commuters. They have to go to work."
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