New Haven Line http://wshu.org en Metro-North introduces new safety protocol; Senators urge additional measure http://wshu.org/post/metro-north-introduces-new-safety-protocol-senators-urge-additional-measure <p>The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says some new safety protections are going into effect on Metro-North Railroad.</p><p>They include a system to warn train operators when they approach certain areas and will automatically apply the train's emergency brakes if it doesn't slow down.</p><p>The changes were directed in an emergency order &nbsp;by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Federal Railroad Administration.</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 17:00:05 +0000 Dan Katz 9569 at http://wshu.org Metro-North introduces new safety protocol; Senators urge additional measure Conn. DOT: $3 billion in upgrades needed for Metro-North to go faster http://wshu.org/post/conn-dot-3-billion-upgrades-needed-metro-north-go-faster <p></p><p>Connecticut Department of Transportation Commissioner James Redeker says it would cost at least $3 billion to upgrade infrastructure needed before trains on Metro-North railroad can go faster.&nbsp; Politicians and business leaders argue the investment would help the state's economy and ease traffic woes.</p><p></p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 14:07:42 +0000 Dan Katz 7399 at http://wshu.org Conn. DOT: $3 billion in upgrades needed for Metro-North to go faster Power failure stifles morning commute between Stamford and NYC; Limited service back up http://wshu.org/post/power-failure-stifles-morning-commute-between-stamford-and-nyc-limited-service-back <p>Commuters heading between Connecticut and New York can expect significant rail and highway delays.</p><p><a href="http://new.mta.info/gss/6/3">Metro-North Railroad says</a> service is extremely limited on the New Haven line between Stamford and Grand Central Terminal due to a problem with a Con Edison cable feeder.</p><p><a href="http://www.coned.com/newsroom/news/pr20130925.asp">Con Ed </a>says the railroad was doing work on the Mount Vernon substation when the feeder cable failed. The utility's crews are on the scene.</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 15:27:53 +0000 WSHU Staff 5708 at http://wshu.org Power failure stifles morning commute between Stamford and NYC; Limited service back up