- Associated Press - Thursday, October 16, 2014

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) - Amtrak passenger train service has been restored in the New London, Connecticut, area after being suspended for about five hours because of a power interruption.

Amtrak spokeswoman Christin Leeds said the problem, caused by an overhead catenary line, was first reported by a train at 8:50 a.m. Thursday. Crews restored power at 1:45 p.m.

New London is about halfway between Boston and New York City on Amtrak’s Northeast route.

Leeds said about 18 trains had been affected by the outage, but trains were operating on schedule by late afternoon.

The Northeast Regional service between New York Penn Station and Boston South Station usually takes between four and five hours, with stops. The express Acela service is between three and four hours.

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