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Amtrak Worries About Northeast’s “Achilles’ Heel”

For tens of thousands of rail travelers in the Northeast each day, making a curtain time or simply getting to work can hinge on a bridge built two years before the Titanic sank.

11/15/2014

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Derailment “Minor,” Amtrak Resumes Service

Amtrak has resumed commuter rail service in Connecticut between Hartford and Springfield, Massachusetts, after a minor freight train derailment.

11/12/2014

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Man Burned On Top Of Train

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) _ A 21-year-old man is hospitalized after catching fire on top of a New York City-bound commuter train in Connecticut. Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials say the man was found on fire atop […]

11/09/2014

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Woman Killed On Train Tracks In Milford

Metro-North says a woman was struck and killed by an Amtrak train on the Metro-North tracks west of the Milford station Monday afternoon.

10/27/2014

Hartford Line CT Rail logo. Image courtesy of Connecticut governor's office.

Train Station Construction Begins

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut officials have announced the start of construction of train stations at Berlin, Meriden and Wallingford as part of the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Rail Program. The nearly $59 million project announced Friday […]

10/24/2014

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Rail Line Says Wet Leaves Cause Problems

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Not all autumn landscapes in New England are scenes of beauty. Metro-North Railroad is warning commuters of delays due to wet leaves. The commuter rail line says leaves that fall on […]

10/20/2014

Thomas Prendergast,  Chairman MTA (Courtesy CT-N)

MTA Head: Rail Traffic Staff Had Worked Without A Break For Weeks At Time Ofr Last Year’s Accidents

The head of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority told federal safety officials that traffic control staff at the Metro-North Railroad had worked seven days straight for weeks when several accidents, including one fatal, disrupted commutes in Connecticut and New York last year.

10/13/2014

S-97 Raider Helicopter (Sikorsky Photo)

Sikorsky Unveils S-97 Raider Helicopter

A roll-out ceremony in West Palm Beach, Fla., Thursday for the newest Sikorsky military helicopter prototype.

10/03/2014

FAIRFIELD, CT - MAY 18: A Connecticut state investigator examines the scene of a Metro North train collision on May 18, 2013 in Fairfield, Connecticut.  Two New Haven Line Metro North trains collided on Friday, May 17, injuring as many as 60 people. (Photo by Michael Graae/Getty Images)

Engineer Injured In Derailment Sues Metro-North

An engineer who was injured in the May 2013 derailment of a commuter train in Bridgeport, Connecticut, has sued Metro-North Railroad. It’s the latest of more than 25 lawsuits filed in the derailment.

09/29/2014