Metro North

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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9 Nassau Ticket Machines Rigged
3:55 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

MTA arrests 4 in LIRR skimming scam

Camera and skimming devices removed from LIRR ticket machines
Credit Handout

Even to discerning eyes, skimming devices aren't easy to spot.  Especially when you're rushing to make a train.  The MTA and the Nassau County DA's office say they have arrested four people on charges of stealing credit card information by using so-called skimming devices at LIRR stations.  Thousands of credit and debit card numbers were found during the arrests.  Authorities allege a married couple and two accomplices rigged nine ticket vending machines in Nassau County with scanners capable of reading card information.

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