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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]

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]
Metro-North Railroad workers replacing worn out rail ties on the New Canaan branch. 
With spring the railroad is resuming track and catenary work meant to advance plans to improve performance before summer.

Metro-North track work holds promise for better reliability

Metro-North plans to resume system-wide track improvements and rehabilitation work on Monday including a six mile stretch of a single track between Melrose and Woodlawn, according to the railroad. [Read More]