Metro North

Metro-North power failure
5:05 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Conn. senators say Metro-North and ConEdison are not doing enough to prevent future power failures

Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal at the U.S. Senate field hearing on the Metro-North power failure at Bridgeport City Hall, on Oct. 28 2013.
Credit Ebong Udoma

Connecticut’s two US Senators say Metro-North Railroad and New York utility ConEdison are not doing enough to prevent power problems like the one that disrupted service along the busy commuter rail line last month. The senators heard from the top officials at the two companies on Monday. 

 

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New Haven Line infrastructure
10:07 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Conn. DOT: $3 billion in upgrades needed for Metro-North to go faster

Commuters stand in the doorway of a Stamford bound train at Grand Central Terminal (File Photo)
Credit AP Photo/John Minchillo

Connecticut Department of Transportation Commissioner James Redeker says it would cost at least $3 billion to upgrade infrastructure needed before trains on Metro-North railroad can go faster.  Politicians and business leaders argue the investment would help the state's economy and ease traffic woes.

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Metro North New Haven line disruption
8:33 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Metro North failure was the result of a gamble gone wrong

Liquid nitrogen is poured into a pit where Con Edison works on power feeder lines in Mount Vernon, NY.
Credit Craig LeMoult

Regular train service resumed on Monday between Connecticut and New York City, almost two weeks after a power failure caused Metro North's New Haven Line to operate at nearly half its capacity.

Some are asking how the system was so vulnerable that a failure on a single power feeder line could cause such a problem. WSHU’s Craig LeMoult took a look at a gamble that was taken by the MTA, and what went wrong.

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Metro North New Haven line disruption
10:58 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

MTA Board approves refund for Metro North New Haven line commuters

MTA Chairman Tom Prendergast speaks at a press conference Tuesday at Grand Central Terminal
Credit Craig LeMoult

The board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted on Tuesday to offer commuters on Metro North’s New Haven line a refund to compensate for service difficulties since a power outage on the line last week.

MTA Chairman Tom Prendergast told board members that he considers the current power failure a one-off event, in terms of its magnitude and duration.

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Metro North New Haven line disruption
4:56 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Update on the status of Metro North's New Haven line

Credit Craig LeMoult

Troubles on Metro North have continued into a second week, but officials say things should be able to return to normal by next week. MTA officials estimate service should be fully restored by Tuesday, Oct. 8. Details on the power restoration from Con Edison are online here.

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