Metro-North sets up workaround system for signals in Cos Cob

By the end of the year Metro-North hopes to replace railroad signal equipment in the Cos Cob section of track damaged in a fire earlier this month that has led to weeks of delays through the area, the railroad announced Tuesday. [Read More]

95 reasons to ride Metro-North

Here is a newish pop-up advertisement I spied on various Connecticut news web-sites including the Advocate’s own.

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Sen. Blumenthal in West Haven today to announce new hearing on rail safety enforcement

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal-D-Conn is planning to announce another subcommittee meeting to question federal transportation safety officials including the Federal Railroad Administration about higher standards and bigger fines when lapses are found in track or other infrastructure. [Read More]

Metro-North waiving on-board ticket fee during Monday credit and debit outage

Due to a system-wide credit and debit outage at Metro-North ticket vending machines, the on-board ticket purchase fee is being waived. [Read More]

National Transportation Safety Board calls on Metro-North to boost inspection of individual tracks

The National Transportation Safety Board revealed Monday that a Metro-North track inspectors scanning inspection of tracks by eye two days before a derailment in Bridgeport a year ago were not close enough to spot a piece of badly joined rail that would break apart two days later. [Read More]

Wilton station to get pedestrian walkway

Wilton has received a $500,000 grant to build a walkways linking the Wilton Train Station to the downtown center and nearby residential communities, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced today. The project is meant to meet the need for a pedestrian safe thoroughfare to the downtown. The grant was among 28 announced to different towns under […] [Read More]

Metro-North employees to be disciplined in train fire delay incident

Passengers who were allowed off a train at the Stamford station Saturday to stretch their legs during the delay caused by a signal equipment fire in Cos Cob were stranded there the train abruptly left without warning, reports. The passengers banged on the train and tried to get the crew’s attention, the report said. […] [Read More]
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Mayor Martin to add voice to rail investment debate

Stamford Mayor David Martin will testify in Washington,D.C. this Thursday afternoon before the U.S. Senate subcommittee on Surface Transportation, Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security. [Read More]