STAMFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) – With service now running on all Metro-North Railroad lines, including the Waterbury Branch of the New Haven Line, ridership has rebounded from Monday.
Overall ridership was down about 20% Monday morning after the blizzard and down about 50% on the outer New Haven Line, between Stamford and New Haven.
But Wednesday morning, there were fewer empty seats to be seen, especially on Grand Central express runs in Stamford.
“We stop only at Greenwich, 125th Street, and Grand Central Terminal,” the announcer said.
A Metro-North spokesman told the Stamford Advocate about five dozen older coaches are out of service after the blizzard.
Riders are noticing shorter and more crowded trains.
“People standing all over the place,” one rider told WCBS 880 reporter Paul Murnane. “In the vestibules and aisles. You couldn’t get a seat anywhere you wanted.”
It’s heaven or hell. The new M-8 coaches make up about half of the New Haven Line service. but one New Canaan departure was described on clever commute as SRO – four cars one without heat.
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