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Author: Bill Cummings

Malloy marks arrival of new rail cars

NEW HAVEN – Gov Dannel P. Malloy on Monday celebrated arrival of the last of the 405 new M8 Metro North rail cars, marking the end of a $1.2 billion dollar investment.  The governor also touted

Connecticut faces fines if PTC deadline is missed

The Federal Railroad Administration says it will fine Metro-North and Connecticut if the state and the commuter railroad misses a Dec. 31 deadline to install positive train control on its tracks.

Malloy: New I-95 lane nearly open at Norwalk

NORWALK – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Wednesday said work to widen I-95 in Norwalk to ease a major choke point will be completed within a month when a new southbound lane opens. This project should have

Metro-North to run Sunday schedule on Memorial Day

New Haven line trains on Monday, Memorial Day, will follow a Sunday schedule, including the Hudson Lines, according to Metro-North Railroad.  A weekend schedule will be in effect on the Port Jervis

NTSB rules out signals as factor in Philly Amtrak crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has ruled out problems with Amtrak’s signal systems as a possible cause of the Philadelphia crash earlier this month which killed 8 passengers and injured over

Full Amtrak service to resume Monday

Amtrak says full service will resume in the Northeast Corridor on Monday following last week’s derailment in Philadelphia which killed eight passengers and injured over 200. “The safety of our

MTA: No fare hike under consideration

Thomas F. Prendergast, chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, on Tuesday said despite reports the MTA is not considering a 15 percent fare or toll hike. “?Yesterday’s mention of a

Malloy: Design of new Walk Bridge in Norwalk progressing

Governor Dannel P. Malloy said Tuesday design of a new Walk Railroad Bridge in Norwalk is progressing and remains on schedule. “I’ve promised to replace this bridge, and we’re on track to doing just

Metro-North ridership up 1.6 percent

HARTFORD – Despite several highly publicized accidents, ridership on Metro-North’s New Haven line increased 1.6 percent during 2014, to 39.6 million trips, according to figures released Monday. Gov.

Vintage trains for Yankees opening day

  Yankees fans traveling to the Stadium for opening day on Monday can ride these vintage rail cars from Grand Central Station beginning at 11:30 a.m. The cars were originally operated by the