Regular weekday commuter rail service has returned to the Metro-North Railroad's New Haven line.

In addition, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy said that train fares were waived on Friday.

The Connecticut portion of the New Haven Line between New Haven and Grand-Central Terminal is operated by Metro-North under contract to the Connecticut Department of Transportation, and serves about 125,000 daily commuters.

"Given the damage and disruption we sustained up and down the line as result of this storm, a return to full main line service in a matter of a few days is remarkable," said Malloy. "Metro-North workers were deployed immediately and have been working around the clock to return us to 100 percent service on the line between New Haven and New York."

On Thursday, service returned between Stamford and New York’s Grand Central Terminal.

As of Friday, close-to-normal service was in effect for the entire mainline all the way to New Haven.

Service remained suspended Friday on Metro-North’s three Connecticut branch lines, to New Canaan, Danbury, and Waterbury.

As of Friday, Metro-North had also restored service on about half of its Hudson Line and most of its Harlem line in New York.

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