Metro North Derailment

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11:53 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Malloy: Metro-North substation upgrade should improve reliability

Gov. Dannel Malloy at Union Station in New Haven, CT announcing substation upgrade. Behind him (L to R) are U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, CT DOT Comm. James Redeker and U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty.
Credit Naomi Starobin

  Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy said work is beginning Monday on an upgrade to a substation in Cos Cob, Connecticut.  The $10 million upgrade is expected to improve the operation of Metro North’s New Haven line trains.  

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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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Metro-North NTSB hearing
6:12 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Metro-North official testifies railroad behind in maintenance

NTSB Board members Deborah Hersman, Robert Sumwalt, and Christopher Hart listen to presentations during the NTSB investigative hearing into recent Metro-North accidents.
Credit NTSB website

A Metro-North Railroad official told federal regulators on Wednesday that the commuter line is behind schedule on some of its maintenance and has not updated certain standards in years.

On May 17 in Bridgeport, an eastbound train derailed and was struck by a westbound train, injuring 76 people. Eleven days later, a track worker was struck and killed by a train in West Haven.

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Transportation
8:54 am
Tue July 23, 2013

US Transportation Secretary seeks support for more federal spending on rail

Secretary Anthony Foxx and Gov. Dannel Malloy at Union Station in New Haven
Credit Ebong Udoma

The new U.S. Transportation Secretary used a visit to Connecticut today on Monday to urge Congress to support a $40 billion plan to improve rail transportation. The plan is contained in President Obama's 2014 federal budget proposal. It's the secretary's first visit to a state since he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate last month.


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