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Southwestern Connecticut traffic updates from the staff at Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Metro-North now on or close to schedule

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UPDATE 11:17 AM Metro-North Railroad @MetroNorth Danbury Train Service will fully resume with the 11:32AM train departing Danbury to South Norwalk-We apologize for any in convenience Stephen Holden @Sbholden This just in: #MTA and #MetroNorth blindsided by season known as “Winter   UPDATE 10:47 AM Danbury Branch Train Service continues to operate between Danbury and Merritt 7. […] [Read More]
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Exit 15 in Norwalk at 6:03 AM. In about 90 minutes expect this area of I-95 to be jammed with traffic.

So far, it’s a good ride on the roads

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UPDATE: 5:58 AM Light traffic on the roads of southwestern Connecticut this morning. And there are no accidents to report at this time. You know it won’t same this way. Check back for updates. [Read More]
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Serious accident jams up I-95 in Fairfield

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A three-vehicle crash is blocking a portion of I-95 northbound near North Benson Road in Fairfield. One car has rolled over and firefighters are working to extricate the victim. View the traffic camera here.   [Read More]
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Blumenthal: Put new Metro-North leader to work now

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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) called on Metro-North to issue a start date for new Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti and for the rail line to install new leadership from top to bottom. On Friday, Blumenthal and U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) called on the Federal Railroad Administration to investigate Thursday night’s service disruption that left […] [Read More]
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On the train platforms

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There were some scattered delays on Metro North trains during the Monday morning commute, but compared to the railroad’s recent performance it was a smooth ride. But many commuters were not in a mood to forgive and forget. “I don’t want to hear ‘it’s cold out so the trains are late’. It’s New England, they […] [Read More]
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Video: The Metro-North Commuter Manifesto

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With a new website and social media campaign, Jim Cameron is hoping to give angry Metro-North riders a chance to share their ire about continuing service woes. On a new home page at commuteractiongroup.org, Cameron — a longtime rail commuter advocate — provides direct links to Metro-North’s online complaint form and a search engine that […] [Read More]
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The 9:26? Look for it at 9:40

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The downtown Fairfield train station is deserted between trains, and is likely to be for awhile more. There was an announcement that the 9:26 will be 15 minutes late. [Read More]
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Rail commuters vent anger, frustration

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We are working hard to keep track of any service disruptions or incidents during Monday’s commute, but we need your help. If your train runs into problems, let us know. Email us at ed@ctnews.com, or tweet to us @ConnPost, @Newstimes, @StamfordAdvocate, or @GreenwichTime, and tell us what you’re seeing. Here are some comments from Metro-North […] [Read More]
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