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Metro-North sets up workaround system for signals in Cos Cob

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By the end of the year Metro-North hopes to replace railroad signal equipment in the Cos Cob section of track damaged in a fire earlier this month that has led to weeks of delays through the area, the railroad announced Tuesday. [Read More]
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95 reasons to ride Metro-North

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Here is a newish pop-up advertisement I spied on various Connecticut news web-sites including the Advocate’s own.

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Sen. Blumenthal in West Haven today to announce new hearing on rail safety enforcement

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U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal-D-Conn is planning to announce another subcommittee meeting to question federal transportation safety officials including the Federal Railroad Administration about higher standards and bigger fines when lapses are found in track or other infrastructure. [Read More]

Metro-North waiving on-board ticket fee during Monday credit and debit outage

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Due to a system-wide credit and debit outage at Metro-North ticket vending machines, the on-board ticket purchase fee is being waived. [Read More]

National Transportation Safety Board calls on Metro-North to boost inspection of individual tracks

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The National Transportation Safety Board revealed Monday that a Metro-North track inspectors scanning inspection of tracks by eye two days before a derailment in Bridgeport a year ago were not close enough to spot a piece of badly joined rail that would break apart two days later. [Read More]

Wilton station to get pedestrian walkway

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Wilton has received a $500,000 grant to build a walkways linking the Wilton Train Station to the downtown center and nearby residential communities, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced today. The project is meant to meet the need for a pedestrian safe thoroughfare to the downtown. The grant was among 28 announced to different towns under […] [Read More]

Mayor Martin to add voice to rail investment debate

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Stamford Mayor David Martin will testify in Washington,D.C. this Thursday afternoon before the U.S. Senate subcommittee on Surface Transportation, Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security. [Read More]

Himes ,DeLauro ,Esty back train safety legislation

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U.S. Rep. Jim Himes and two others will stop in New Haven Tuesday morning to back new rail safety legislation that would require railroads to have firmer deadlines to meet a federal mandate for a more advanced collision avoidance system and impose other measures to reduce hazards. [Read More]

Surface Transportation Act would make ban on tolls on existing highways no more

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State Rep. Tony Guerrera, D-Rocky Hill, a perennial proponent of tolls to raise funds for Connecticut transportation projects made a statement about the government’s new transportation funding bill which will give states greater latitude to toll to make up for less gasoline tax revenue. [Read More]

Giulietti to engage commuters on May Day morning at Grand Central Terminal

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Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti’s informal listening sessions will continue bright and early Thursday morning at Grand Central Terminal¬† from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. The forums are part of an effort pledged by Giulietti to provide dialogue with senior management of the railroad as the railroad reforms its safety culture and attempts to restore reliability, […] [Read More]