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Metro-North’s UConn NCAA service to Madison Square Garden a hit on Friday and Sunday

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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]

Metro-North to perform tie maintenance

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Metro-North Railroad will begin a regular maintenance operation to replace worn out railroad ties on April 1 between West Haven and Soutport and Greens Farms stations replacing about 1,100 ties a day, according to the railroad. [Read More]

Metro-North and LIRR scheduling apps reach 120,000 downloads in three months

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Three months since releasing i-Phone and Google Droid app versions of Train Time for Metro-North and Long Island railroads more than 120,000 customers have downloaded the app which shows the service times of the next 12 trains. [Read More]

Connecticut legislative leaders speaking at annual breakfast

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I’ll be attending the Fairfield County Business Council’s annual legislative breakfast where legislative leaders will answer questions on state issues this morning. [Read More]

MNR President Joseph Giulietti just put out this web-blast to customers about FRA’s Deep Dive Report

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At 5:46 p.m. on Monday the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s issued this bulletin from Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti accentuating the railroad’s commitment to implementing the changes in the FRA Deep Dive report. [Read More]

The Southwestern Region Metropolitan Planning Organization

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The South Western Region Metropolitan Planning Organization will meet next Thursday to air state and local transit issues. [Read More]