Metro North

Safety Report on Metro North Railroad
4:44 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Federal agency: Metro North safety report to be released March 17

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.

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Riders angry over train troubles
12:51 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Commuters vent frustration at Conn. transportation commissioner and Metro-North

Connecticut Transportation Commissioner James Redeker speaks with commuters after the forum in Southport Tuesday evening
Credit Craig LeMoult

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.

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Metro-North
6:00 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Conn. commuters rail against Metro-North delays

Eric Garcia sits on a Metro-North train on his way home from New York City to New Canaan. He says his 55-minute commute has increased by 15 minutes and there are often no seats.
Credit Kaomi Goetz

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. 

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Modest increase of Metro North riders
6:13 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

LIRR edges out Metro North as busiest commuter railroad

Credit Craig LeMoult

The Long Island Railroad has surpassed Metro North as the busiest commuter railroad in the country. The LIRR increased its ridership in 2013 by two percent, compared to 0.7 percent for Metro North.

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Woman killed by train
6:03 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Woman killed by train: Some Connecticut officials angry at Metro-North

Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch and US Sen. Richard Blumenthal at Bridgeport Train Station
Credit Ebong Udoma

Some Connecticut officials are angry with Metro North Railroad for failing to inform local authorities after they suspected a train struck something last Thursday. The body of a 46-year-old woman from Maine was discovered floating in the Saugatuck River in Westport a day after the incident. She’s believed to have been struck by the train.  

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