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Mobile ticketing on the way at Metro-North

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  Metro-North officials announced Monday they will hire Masabi, a developer of mobile ticket collection technology for proposal to provide on-board ticket scanning for the first time on board Metro-North and Long Island Railroad trains. The system would also allow riders to buy their digital tickets on-line. Conductors would visually verify the digital tickets in […] [Read More]

Metro-North’s new spring schedule maintains service levels and improves most travel times

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Metro-North’s new timetables for the New Haven Line will improve on-time performance that was dramatically hindered by federally mandated speed limits and other safety measures in the wake of December’s fatal derailment in the Bronx. [Read More]

Giulietti to meet with commuter advocates

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  Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti will meet with state commuter advocates and legislators tonight in Westport to discuss the railroad’s ongoing efforts to assure safety and improve service. The forum is scheduled for 7 p.m., at Steam Cafe, 1 Ferry Lane Westport. “We’re delighted that Joe Giulietti has agreed to meet with us and the […] [Read More]

Mayor Bill DeBlasio and U.S. Senator Chris Murphy to speak at Regional Plan Association’s Annual Assembly at the Waldorf Astoria

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut will address the Regional Plan Association’s annual Assembly on Friday, April 25, at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York. [Read More]

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

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  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

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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

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

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

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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

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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]