Metro-North conducting Mount Vernon East substation upgrade work this weekend

  Metro-North Railroad will begin a project this weekend to further boost to power supply at a Mount Vernon,N.Y. substation that powers the rail line from Mount Vernon,N.Y. to Harrison. The railroad is replacing four 35-year-old transformers is part of an ongoing rebuild of the railroad’s Mount Vernon East power substation that will ensure reliability […] [Read More]

Metro-North appoints three to top executive posts

Metro-North has announced filling three executive positions at the railroad to join new Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti’s management team. [Read More]

Metro-North vice president discusses status of safety efforts

Metro-North leaders are on the right course making necessary changes to track maintenance procedures and other key areas, but the right planning takes some time, Metro-North Railroad senior vice president John Kesich told commuter advocates Wednesday night. [Read More]

Rail council to discuss progress on Metro-North 100 Day Action Plan

John Hartwell, vice chairman of the Connecticut Commuter Rail Council speaks to       Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti last week at a forum for Metro-North commuters at the Stamford train station.   The Connecticut Commuter Rail Council is expected to delve into progress on Metro-North’s 100 Day Action Plan that listed goals to improve safety, reliability and […] [Read More]

After scrutinizing Canadian disaster FRA pursuing ban on one man crews for crude oil transport by rail

The Federal Railroad Administration announced Wednesday its intention to issue a proposed rule banning one-man train crews for trains hauling crude and additional crew size minimums for freight and passenger rail operations. [Read More]

NTSB issues preliminary findings on death of Metro-North track worker in March

A third rail worker for Metro-North struck and killed by a Poughkeepsie,N.Y. bound train in upper Manhattan early the morning of March 10 was standing on a piece of open track when the accident happened, according to a preliminary investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board. [Read More]

Metro-North president to hold customer forum in Stamford

Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti will hold the third of five customer forums at the Stamford train station from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, April 10. Two weeks after arriving to take over the railroad Giulietti included a pledge to hold the first five forums at Grand Central Terminal and outlying stations to hear out […] [Read More]

Commuter Action Group seeks input

Nearly a year after the derailment and collision of two Metro-North commuter trains that set off what would become one of the railroad’s worst years in terms of safety and performance, the Commuter Action Group is conducting a survey of rail passengers to get their opinions. Among the questions are: What letter grade would you […] [Read More]
Categories: New Haven line, trains

Attorney: Metro-North stopped paying bills of injured

An attorney representing riders injured in the Dec. 1 Spuyten Duyvil derailment has gone public with claims that the railroad has stopped covering his injured clients’ medical bills. [Read More]

Metro-North’s UConn NCAA service to Madison Square Garden a hit on Friday and Sunday

The UConn Husky faithful packed Metro-North’s Friday trains contributing to a jump of more than 50 percent from 6,363 to 10,053 riders as a result of the special service offered from New Haven, according to the railroad. [Read More]