It’s been a rocky year for Metro-North Railroad. But Connecticut officials say scheduling improvements are on the way because of upgrades that are almost complete on a busy stretch of the New Haven line.
Federal regulators promised on Thursday to release a comprehensive safety report on Metro-North Railroad on March 17th. The Federal Railroad Administration launched its safety investigation following a fatal derailment on Metro North railroad last December 1st.
Connecticut’s Transportation Commissioner and representatives of Metro North heard from angry commuters Tuesday night who vented their frustrations about a range of problems experienced on the railroad over recent months. About a hundred commuters attended a forum in Southport sponsored by the Connecticut Citizens Transportation Lobby.
Metro-North is undergoing a lot of changes these days, from a new president to infrastructure and safety improvements sparked by last year’s derailments. But the rail company’s overhaul has caused delays and service disruptions that is stoking commuters' frustration.