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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

Officials inspect a Metro-North train crash with a sport utility vehicle that occured last night on February 4, 2015 in Valhalla, New York. The crash started a fire in the train cars that killed seven people, including the driver of the vehicle. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Connecticut Victim Of Deadly Metro-North Collision ID’d

A Danbury man has been identified as the fifth passenger who was killed on the Metro-North Railroad train that collided with an SUV caught on the track.

02/05/2015

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

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Federal Report Faults Bolts On New Metro North Cars

A federal report stemming from the investigation into the May 2013 derailment of a Metro-North Railroad derailment that injured scores of passengers in Bridgeport says bolts on brand-new M-8 cars are too weak.

02/03/2015

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

Metro-North Derailments Raise New Concerns From Regulators

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two Metro-North derailments in New York have renewed concerns among federal regulators over the commuter railroad’s focus on safety. No one was injured after trains left the tracks at Grand Central […]

01/30/2015

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Metro North: Slight Uptick In Reported Crime

NEW YORK (AP) – Metro-North Railroad is reporting a slight increase in major felonies in 2014 compared with the previous year. The Journal News reports (http://lohud.us/1xtiZRN ) that the increase is driven largely by thefts […]

01/20/2015

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Waterbury Trains Boost Metro North Ridership

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) – The addition of two late-night weekend trains on the Waterbury branch of Metro-North Railroad has increased weekend ridership more than the commuter rail line expected. Two new trains have been running […]

01/06/2015

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Cost Of Riding The Rails Going Up

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut commuter rail passengers will pay more in the New Year to ride the train. Starting Jan. 1, fares on the New Haven Line and Shore Line East will increase about […]

12/25/2014

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