Metro North

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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Hudson Line Derailment
8:22 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Blumenthal calls for expedited investigation into derailment

An Amtrak train, top, traveling on an unaffected track, passes a derailed Metro North commuter train, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York. Officials are standing on a curve in the tracks where the Metro North train derailed.
Credit AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut is calling on federal officials to conduct an expedited investigation into Sunday's train derailment on Metro North's Hudson line, which killed 4 people and injured more than 60.

Blumenthal cited recent incidents that impacted Connecticut commuters on the New Haven Line in his call to action.

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Metro North
12:20 pm
Sat November 23, 2013

Conn. commuter advocate Cameron resigns

Jim Cameron, who announced he's retiring from the Connecticut Metro-North Rail Commuter Council, speaking to the Westport Rotary Club
Credit John Hartwell

  Jim  Cameron, long time advocate for rail commuters, has announced that he'll resign.

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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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