Turns out those wires running above train tracks are really, really important. The Con Edison feeder that supplies power to the overhead wire on the Metro-North New Haven commuter rail line went dark yesterday, shutting down the entire train service. Until further notice, the MTA advises that anyone who needs to the Metro North line to get anywhere will have to wait for a replacement power feeder for full line service to restored. Until then, commuters will have available an extremely convoluted but best-we-can-do workaround for a rail service that saw 38.8 million in yearly ridership in 2012. More details after the jump.