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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]
MTA and Con Edison employees work at the Harrison, N.Y., train station on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, to construct a temporary sub-station to restore to 20 percent the electric train service along the Metro-North Railroad. The outage crippled the railroad for 13 days.

Deadline for credit for Metro-North shutdown is Monday

New Haven Line weekly and monthly ticket holders have only three days left to get credit for severe service disruptions in September and October on the New Haven Line caused by a power failure in Mount Vernon,N.Y. at one of the railway’s substations. [Read More]

Metro-North to add train for UConn vs. Iowa showdown at MSG


Metro-North will run an additional train leaving New Haven Friday afternoon to take UConn Huskies men’s basketball fans to New York City for the NCAA tournament at Madison Square Garden that night.

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Working on the railroad: Danbury Line fix being tried out

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is changing out two entire crossings at East Liberty Street and South Street in Bethel in their quest to fix a problem that has caused drop arms that block roads when an oncoming train is approaching to fall at random times. [Read More]