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Extra Trains For St. Pat’s — But No Bar Cars, No Booze

The Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad are running extra trains for commuters heading to New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, but alcohol is forbidden on trains, platforms and in rail stations.

03/17/2015

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Amtrak Passengers Stranded Near Mystic For 3+ Hours

Amtrak says 299 passengers headed for Boston were stuck on a cold, dark train for more than three hours after it lost power in Connecticut.

03/06/2015

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Plane Skids Off LaGuardia Runway

A Delta plane has skidded off a runway while landing at LaGuardia Airport, and it appears the nose of the jet is resting against a fence.

03/05/2015

Amtrak (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

House Bill Could Boost Amtrak Service In State

The House has passed a bill that could boost Amtrak service in the popular Northeast Corridor while giving states more authority over the routes they help subsidize.

03/04/2015

CT fastrak route map (Courtesy DOT)

Free Rides To Kick Off Bus-Only Corridor Service

NEWINGTON, Conn. (AP) – Central Connecticut’s bus-only corridor will offer free rides to passengers in its first nine days in operation when it begins service March 28. Michael Sanders, the state Department of Transportation’s transit […]

02/25/2015

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT). (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Senators Propose Rail Crossing legislation

NEW YORK (AP) _ Two U.S. senators are calling for an increase in federal funds to lessen the dangers of railroad grade crossings. Sens. Charles Schumer of New York and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut say […]

02/15/2015

Metro North Commuter Train Collides With Two Vehicles Killing 6

Still More Questions Than Answers In Train-SUV Crash

By JIM FITZGERALD and JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press    VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) _ It was a hellish scenario investigators had never seen before: 400 feet of electrified third rail snapped into 12 pieces and speared […]

02/06/2015

Metro North Commuter Train Collides With Two Vehicles Killing 6

Deadly Metro North Crash

By KILEY ARMSTRONG  Associated Press  VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) _ A commuter train slammed into a sport utility vehicle stuck on the tracks at a crossing Tuesday evening, killing 6 people, mostly on the train, and […]

02/03/2015

Metro-North tracks (Ann Karrick/WTIC Photo)

Praise For Metro-North’s Storm Performance

Metro-North Railroad is winning praise in Connecticut for its performance during the winter storm.

01/29/2015