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Connecticut Commuter Advocate Joins Metro-North Critics

Mitch Fuchs appeared before the state Legislature’s Executive and Legislative Nominations Committee on Tuesday, saying he does not serve happily on the board of the Connecticut Rail Commuter Council.

02/25/2014

Metro-North train at the Noroton Heights station on Feb. 14, 2014. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Metro-North Riders Air Complaints In Conn.

Riders complained about service delays caused by electrical problems, crowded trains and heating and cooling problems.

02/19/2014

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Connecticut Commuter Watchdog Panel Moves Forward

A member of the newly re-organized Connecticut Rail Commuter Council said the group has elected officers, adopted rules and considered plans to take meetings on the road.

01/20/2014

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Connecticut Commuter Watchdog Group Gets Off To Rough Start

A Connecticut commuter watchdog group doesn’t have much bite, its former chairman says.

01/07/2014

Close-up of the damage from the Conn. Metro-North collision. (credit: Fairfield Police)

Conn. Transit Advocate: Metro-North Not Transparent About ‘Slow Orders’

Jim Cameron complains the railroad has not been open and honest about the fact that scheduled routes have increased by anywhere from two to 10 minutes because of track work.

11/26/2013

Connecticut state investigators examines the scene of a Metro North train collision on May 18, 2013 in Fairfield, Connecticut. (Photo by Michael Graae/Getty Images)

Metro-North New Haven Service To Be Back By Wednesday Morning

Railroad officials in Connecticut said the morning commute went as well as can be expected following Friday’s train collision that injured 72 people and has shut down service.

05/20/2013

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Cameron: Malloy Wants To Scrap Rail Council Because It Criticizes Him

Cameron told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau that he feels the governor is taking aim at the council because of how outspoken Cameron is about Malloy at times.

03/19/2013

Snow-covered Metro-North Railroad New Haven Line train at the New Haven Yard - Feb. 9, 2013 (credit: MTA Metro-North Railroad)

CT DOT: Metro-North Railroad Refunds Not Feasible

There is a battle being waged over refunds on Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven Line.

02/13/2013

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Connecticut Group Wants Money Back After Metro-North Storm Cancellations

A Connecticut commuters’ group wants Metro-North Railroad to make good on prepaid fares they couldn’t use due to service cancellations, following numerous storms that knocked out rail service to and from New York City.

02/12/2013

Metro-North Railroad New Haven Line M-8 Rail Car (credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

New Haven Line Fare Hike Takes Effect January 1

Fares will go up 5.04 percent on Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven Line, effective January 1. But there is a way to save money.

12/26/2012

A new M-8 rail car is seen in Stamford, CT - Mar 1, 2011 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Connecticut Commuter Advocates Upset Over Where Fare Hike Money Is Going

Commuters on Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven Line are paying more to ride the rails, but where’s all that extra money going?

02/16/2012

A Metro-North Railroad M-8 car pulls into Grand Central Terminal - New York, NY - Mar 1, 2011 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

New Haven Line Bill Of Rights To Be Posted This Week

It’s been a decade in the making for riders on the New Haven Line, but a bill of rights is finally on the way.

01/23/2012

A new M-8 rail car is seen in Stamford, CT - Mar 1, 2011 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Metro-North Railroad Makes Pledge To Commuters With Bill Of Rights

It’s one thing to assume that rail service will be safe, reliable, and professional, but it’s a real commitment when you have it in writing.

12/28/2011

A new M-8 rail car is seen in Stamford, CT - Mar 1, 2011 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Quiet Cars Coming To New Haven Line

Want to just sit there and read on your train ride through Connecticut? You’ll love this story!

12/20/2011

A Metro-North Railroad train arrives - Port Chester, NY - Nov 28, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Metro-North Changes Strategy For Bad Weather

As winter fast approaches, the Metro-North Railroad is changing its strategy for how it deals with bad weather on the New Haven Line.

11/28/2011

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