Metro-North

FRA Commissioner questioned at hearing
6:13 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Blumenthal says system for rail safety rules broken

FRA Commissioner Joseph Szabo at Tuesday's hearing
Credit Committee web broadcast of hearing

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut says the system for issuing new federal rail safety rules is broken.  Blumenthal questioned the head of the Federal Railroad Administration Tuesday in a committee hearing.

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Response to FRA "deep dive" investigation
7:33 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Metro-North making safety improvements recommended by feds

Credit Craig LeMoult

Metro-North announced on Thursday that the railroad is making a series of safety reforms that had been recommended by the Federal Railroad Administration.  The FRA made the recommendations following a number of recent accidents, including 2 derailments, one of them deadly. 

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Metro-North discontinues bar cars
3:30 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Last Call On The New Haven Line Bar Car

Commuters on the last bar car on Metro-North's New Haven line.
Credit Davis Dunavin

Bar cars used to be a staple of American train travel, but they’ve been disappearing from commuter rails in recent years. Davis Dunavin rode the last bar car to leave New York’s Grand Central Terminal on Friday.

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Transportation
9:58 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Metro-North's Giulietti faces commuters in Stamford

Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti speaks to a commuter at the train station in Stamford Thursday.
Credit Kaomi Goetz

The new president of Metro-North, Joseph Giulietti, faced criticism yesterday from commuters. It was the third of six planned meet and greets designed to improve communication with the public. 

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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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