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Mike DeSalvo

Metro-North special schedule, parking-and-ride info

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In updates Monday night, Metro-North said that the “[t]emporary substations installed by Con Edison are not sufficient to operate full New Haven Line Service.” For now, the railroad will continue to provide about half of its normal service until a permanent solution to the power outage affecting a stretch of the New Haven Line is in […] [Read More]
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What you need to know for Monday’s commute

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Metro-North officials say the railroad will provide about half of its normal service Monday as workers continue to work toward a permanent solution to the power outage affecting a stretch of the New Haven Line. The railroad estimates full service might not be restored until Oct. 8. In the meantime, a temporary fix will allow […] [Read More]
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No service again to Yankee Stadium

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Yankees fans hoping to see Mariano Rivera pitch one last time at home — and maybe see him play center field — will not be able to take Metro-North directly to the stadium. Thanks to the ongoing power outage on the New Haven Line, commuters will have to transfer to a diesel powered train in Stamford, […] [Read More]
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No service to Yankee Stadium

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There will be no direct service to Yankee Stadium on Wednesday for the Bronx Bombers’ penultimate home game of 2013. The New Haven Line’s electrical problem has dramatically reduced rail service, and the Yankee Stadium express is just one of the casualties. If you’re still planning on taking the New Haven Line to the game, […] [Read More]
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Danbury line back in service

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UPDATE (7 a.m.): Metro-North trains are again running between Danbury and South Norwalk after a fire near the tracks in Bethel delayed service for several hours. Metro-North provided substitute bus service for two late trains from Danbury to South Norwalk due to a fire that broke out at Vanderbilt Chemical on Taylor Avenue in Bethel. […] [Read More]
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Delays on New Haven Line

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Metro-North Railroad is reporting delays of 25 to 35 minutes Tuesday afternoon on the New Haven Line. The delays are being caused by a damaged overhead wire near Greens Farms. [Read More]
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More delays on New Haven Line

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UPDATE (9:40 p.m.): Metro-North is now reporting scattered delays of 5-10 minutes. UPDATE (8:19 p.m.): The latest from Metro-North is that New Haven Line service is experiencing delays of “up to 30 minutes.” UPDATE (7:33 p.m.): Metro-North now says delays are lasting “up to 20 minutes.” More track work near Greenwich is causing delays on the New […] [Read More]
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Changes coming to Metro-North schedule

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Metro-North Railroad announced the following schedule adjustments, starting Monday, Aug. 5, on the New Haven and Harlem Lines: Inbound •The 3:24 PM train from New Haven -State Street to New York will stop at Westport, South Norwalk, Darien, and Stamford stations 1-2 minutes later than the times shown in the July 1 timetables. This train […] [Read More]
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Vehicle fire closes I-84 (updated)

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A section of Interstate 84 stretching from Southbury to Newtown is closed because of a vehicle fire, the state Department of Transportation is reporting. The highway was closed between exits 14 and 11 on the westbound side as of 6:30 p.m Sunday night. The DOT lists the estimated length of the closure as “unknown.” That’s […] [Read More]
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Vehicle fire closes Merritt Parkway (Updated)

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The Connecticut Department of Transportation reports Route 15 is closed on the northbound side between exits 40B and 41 in Norwalk because of a vehicle fire. The DOT estimates it could take up to an hour to reopen the parkway. UPDATE: At 9:18 p.m., the DOT says the Merritt has been reopened. [Read More]
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