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Southwestern Connecticut traffic updates from the staff at Hearst Connecticut Media Group

Metro-North employee charged with lewd act on train

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The man taken into custody after performing a lewd act in fromt of a female customer aboard a New Haven Line train in Fairfield this morning was a Metro-North employee, according to MTA police. Manny Ramos, 34,  of Brooklyn,N.Y. was charged with public indecency, breach of peace and disorderly conduct and was released on $1,000 […] [Read More]
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Metro-North commuter advocate: ‘Get to bottom of safety issues’

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Update 4:30 p.m.:  Dave Hendricks, a member of the newly formed Connecticut Rail Commuter Council, said the Bronx derailment heightens the importance of questions about improving safety and reliability on the Metro-North New Haven Line. The recommendations from the NTSB’s ongoing investigation of the Bridgeport derailment and collision might include major infrastructure work that further slows […] [Read More]
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Metro-North derailment: So far no effect on New Haven Line

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Update: FDNY says four dead, up to 68 injured. See our transportation report Martin Cassidy’s reporting: http://goo.gl/hCaQns The Metro-North derailment in the Bronx does not appear to have an effect on the New Haven line, thus far. Our transportation reporter Martin Cassidy is working the story. We’ll of course be asking whether this could happen here in […] [Read More]
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Metro North: Leaf ‘slime’ to blame for delays

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The changing, falling leaves of Connecticut’s trees are traditionally seen as one of the more picturesque signs of autumn. But on Friday, Metro North says, those leaves were likely the cause of commuting delays of up to 15 minutes across its Connecticut lines. The railroad says that crushed leaves on the tracks result in an […] [Read More]
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Man reported near train tracks in Derby

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Updated 8:04 p.m. A man in a wheelchair was reported to be near the Metro North train tracks in Derby during evening rush hour Wednesday, but he was gone when police arrived. The man was reported shortly before 6 p.m. on the railroad tracks near Division Street which is between the Derby and Ansonia stations. […] [Read More]

What is your Plan B for getting to work?

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Now that it appears that any semblance of “normalcy” is at least a week away as Con Edison continues to repair a damaged cable that brought Metro-North to a virtual standstill, we’d like to know what your plans are as we enter a new workweek for getting back and forth from work. Please click here […] [Read More]

Metro-North update; Twitter rants

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Metro-North is reporting trains are on and close to schedule this morning. That includes the Waterbury branch that was forced to substitute bus service because of mechanical problems last night. When is a train considered late? Metro-North: “By national industry standards, a commuter train is considered on time if it arrives within 5:59 seconds of […] [Read More]
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Metro-North updates

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Metro-North is reporting trains are on or close to schedule. To check to see if your train is running on time, click here. Get your stop watch ready … Metro-North says: “By national industry standard, a commuter train is considered On Time if it arrives at its final destination within 5 minutes and 59 seconds […] [Read More]

Tuesday’s Metro-North service plan

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The New Haven Line is expected to be fully operational Wednesday morning. The reduced service offered Monday will continue to be in effect on Tuesday. AM Peak to Grand Central A shuttle train operating approximately every 20 minutes between New Haven and Bridgeport Station Between Bridgeport and Stamford Stations, two bus shuttles will operate: Express […] [Read More]
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Waterbury Branch service change (Updated)

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Metro-North Railroad announced a service change Monday afternoon for the Waterbury Branch. All trains are now departing from the Stratford station until further notice. These trains are running about 30 minutes late. UPDATE: Departure resumed from the Bridgeport station starting with the 5:56 p.m. train. [Read More]