No Bike Hooks For The New Haven Line

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HARTFORD, CT (WCBS 880) – A plan to provide cyclists with access on New Haven Line trains has been put on hold, as WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reports.

Metro-North says it can’t afford to spend $1 million right now on a program that would outfit rail cars on all three lines with bike hooks.

LISTEN: WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reports

The decision is a blow to cyclists who are just beginning to gain access to trains.

Ray Rout, who heads a government advisory board representing the bikers, says a letter has been sent to the Metro-North president asking him to reconsider.

Though, that’s not likely to happen.

Rout believes, in the long run, this effort is a plus and will eventually get the go ahead, saying, “It’s a just cause it’s always nice to be on the side of a just cause.”

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