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

Video: Metro-North derailment recovery efforts

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Metro-North trains on or close to schedule

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Thankfully, Metro-North’s New Haven Line is reporting no problems this morning. There are no service disruptions on the line related to the Hudson Line derailment. Limited Hudson Line service is still in effect on Tuesday between Poughkeepsie and Yonkers stations and connect with shuttle bus service to Van Cortlandt Park-242 Street for No. 1 Subway […] [Read More]
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Morning commute is heating up

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UPDATED 8:40 a.m. Much of the action on I-95 southbound has moved further down county. The backups begin in earnest near the Mill Plain Road exit in Fairfield and continue to Connecticut Avenue in Norwalk. It slows down again, though not as heavily, near Exit 6 in Stamford. The Merritt Parkway is also crowded from […] [Read More]
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State Police handle more than 200 crashes over holiday

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State Police investigated 210 motor vehicle accidents, including one with a fatality, during the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend, officials said Monday morning. There were 26 crashes that resulted in injuries. Overall, troopers made 660 arrests for unsafe moving violations, including following too closely, using a cell phone while driving and unsafe lane changes, according to […] [Read More]
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A hectic Monday commute

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UPDATED at 9:20 a.m. An accident on I-95 southbound in Bridgeport is causing heavy delays in an already busy area. The crash is just before Exit 25. No word on injuries. I-95 southbound is jammed from the Honeyspot Road exit in Stratford out to Exit 11 in Darien, a distance of 21 miles. The state […] [Read More]
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Normal commute expected on Metro-North New Haven Line

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Yesterday’s Metro-North derailment in Spuyten-Duyvil will not directly affect the New Haven Line.  Railroad spokeswoman Marjorie Anders said Sunday that no immediate changes or precautions taken on the New Haven line operations. Hudson Line commuters will be diverted to the Harlem Line, and commuters who travel that line should expect crowded trains, station platforms and parking […] [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]
Categories: General, Metro-North