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Injured Man Found Near Train Tracks

 NORWALK, Conn. (AP) _ Police are investigating whether a man found with minor injuries near Metro North railroad tracks in Norwalk was struck by a passing train or hurt in a fall. The Norwalk fire […]

08/30/2015

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Family Of Woman Killed By Train Challenging Suicide Ruling

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) – The family of a woman killed by a Metro-North train in Connecticut is challenging a state medical examiner’s ruling that her death was a suicide and is planning its own investigation. […]

08/11/2015

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Aging, Broken Infrastructure Frustrates Metro-North Riders

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Aging and broken public works have again plagued the Metro-North Railroad in Connecticut, slowing commuters into and out of New York City’s Grand Central Terminal. A span on the Devon Movable […]

07/03/2015

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 1:  The wreckage of a Metro-North commuter train lies on its side after it derailed just north of the Spuyten Duyvil station December 1, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Multiple injuries and at least 4 deaths were reported after the seven car train left the tracks as it was heading to Grand Central Terminal along the Hudson River line.  (Photo by Christopher Gregory/Getty Images)

No Criminal Charges For Engineer In Bronx Derailment

  By JENNIFER PELTZ  Associated Press    NEW YORK (AP) _ No criminal charges will be brought against the engineer who fell asleep at the controls of a New York City commuter train in 2013, […]

05/14/2015

Metro-North derailment December 1, 2013 in the Bronx, New York. Photo from an NTSB preliminary report.

Train Control Systems Coming to Metro North and LIRR

 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Federal transportation officials and the Metropolitan Transportation Agency have agreed on a nearly $1 billion federal loan to install technology that could slow trains when necessary on Metro-North Railroad and Long […]

05/06/2015

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Metro North Ridership Up In Connecticut

(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – Governor Dannel Malloy says an increase in ridership along the Metro North New Haven line demonstrates the need to continue the focus on the state’s overall transportation system, including rail. The […]

04/27/2015

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Report Faults Metro North Maintenance

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s inspector general says Metro-North maintenance crews get little or no supervision and fail to document their work.

04/13/2015

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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

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

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