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Metro-North trains delayed by CL&P power outage

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Metro-North trains were delayed up to 20 minutes Wednesday morning after the railroad’s power system shut itself down between Norwalk and Harrison to prevent Connecticut Light & Power lines that fed the system went down, according to Metro-North Railroad. [Read More]
A one word Metro-North tweet sets off aggrieved commuters.

One word answer from Metro-North

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Just a screen-grab of a one-word Tweet from Metro-North on Monday in response to a commuter’s snarky question and the ensuing indignant responses from other Metro-North centered Tweet handles. [Read More]

Metro-North running a reduced schedule for Wednesday’s storm

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Metro-North will operate a schedule pared back 18 percent Wednesday because of the snow storm forecast for much of their service region the railroad announced Tuesday afternoon. Monitor MTA.info for changing conditions. [Read More]

Potential bar car elimination motivates readership feedback

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Our story and poll about the fate of the bar cars on the Metro-North yielded a number of reader opinions: [Read More]

Railroad urges commuters to leave work early today

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Metro-North Railroad s urging their customers to leave work early today and not delay getting home during today’s winter storm which could hamper service with two foot high snow drifts and other problems. [Read More]

Blumenthal and Schumer announce rail spending bill will fund more inspections

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The Senate’s 2014 spending bill coming forward this week preserves a $185 million request by national rail regulators to hire more inspectors to inspect more of the nation’s rail track, State Sen. Richard Blumenthal and U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer-D-N.Y. announced Tuesday. [Read More]

View NTSB preliminary report on Bronx derailment

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The National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary report on the Dec. 1 derailment in Spuyten Duyvil on Wednesday that included a summary of the accident and recap of some early findings about the accident. The  investigation by the agency, which investigates major roadway, rail, and aviation accidents to identify safety shortcomings that contributed to […] [Read More]

Explanation of morning delays

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Metro-North Railroad has issued an explanation for delays of up to 15 minutes of New Haven Line trains due to two separate track and equipment issues during the morning rush hour in the stretch between Mott Haven in the Bronx and Grand Central Terminal. Two out of four tracks were taken out of service by […] [Read More]

Metro-North introduces Train Time for iPhone and Google Android

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced Thursday two new apps for Metro-North and Long Island railroad riders giving schedule information, track assignments, and fare and station information at the tap of a finger, according to the authority. [Read More]

General Assembly’s Transportation Committee to discuss Metro-North safety Wednesday

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Metro-North Railroad and railroad safety in general will be the topic of a legislative hearing Wednesday afternoon in Hartford being held by the General Assembly’s Transportation Committee. [Read More]