NAUGATUCK, Conn. (AP) _ Commuter advocates who ride Metro-North Railroad continue to press for improvements on the Waterbury branch line.

The Connecticut Commuter Rail Council is sponsoring a commuter forum for Waterbury branch riders at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Naugatuck Historical Society at the Naugatuck Train Station.

The session is intended to bring together commuters and representatives of the state Department of Transportation and Metro North. Advocates say ridership has more than doubled in the past decade while the quality of service has lagged.

In July, Metro-North appointed an advocate to pay particular attention to the Waterbury branch.

The 27-mile-long Waterbury line shuttles commuters to the main New Haven line linking Connecticut to New York City.

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