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Lawmakers Concerned About Metro-North Woes

Connecticut lawmakers are voicing concerns about recent incidents involving the Metro-North commuter rail line, saying some of their constituents don’t feel safe riding the trains.


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

Blumenthal: Expedite Probe Into Derailment

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal has called on federal officials to conduct an expedited investigation of the fatal derailment of a Metro-North passenger train. The Connecticut Democrat said Sunday he contacted Deborah […]


A Metro-North train at the Bridgeport station. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Hearing Scheduled On 2 Train Accidents In Conn.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The National Transportation Safety Board is holding an investigative hearing on two recent Metro-North Railroad accidents that occurred in Connecticut. The two-day hearing is scheduled to begin Wednesday in Washington, D.C. […]



Hearing Planned On Metro-North Power Outage

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ A U.S. Senate subcommittee is holding a field hearing in Bridgeport on the recent power failure that disrupted service along the Metro-North Railroad last month. U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is scheduled […]


A Metro-North train at the Bridgeport station. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Faster Conn.-To-NYC Trains Face Stumbling Blocks

Many of Connecticut’s shoreline commuters would love a faster trip to New York City, but aging railroad bridges and a backlog of transportation projects pose a pricey stumbling block of at least $3 billion.



Full Service Restored On Metro-North

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Metro-North Railroad is back to normal for Connecticut’s commuters. Nearly two weeks after a failed electrical circuit cut power to the New Haven line and reduced rail travel to half of […]



Report: Conn. Commuters Will Have To Foot Bill For MTA Refunds

Metro-North Railroad riders on the New Haven line holding monthly and weekly passes will get credit for their troubles since last week’s power failure.


A Metro-North train at the Bridgeport station. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Metro-North Increases Train Service

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Metro-North Railroad says more trains will be running on the New Haven Line. Nearly a week after a circuit failed in a New York City suburb, the commuter rail line said […]


A Metro-North train at the Bridgeport station. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

MTA To Credit Pass Holders For Conn.-NY Disruption

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has approved a credit for Metro-North New Haven Line customers holding monthly or weekly tickets during the power outage that has disrupted rail service between Connecticut and […]



Things Slowly Getting Back On Tracks

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Temporary transformers have been installed to allow electric trains to operate from New Haven to New York City on the sixth straight day of commuter rail delays. Still, Connecticut Gov. Dannel […]