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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

A train car on Metro North's New Haven Line (Credit MTA/Metro North)

Connecticut Panel To Discuss Metro-North, Rail Issues

Department of Transportation Commissioner James Redeker is addressing the Transportation Committee on Wednesday.

12/18/2013

A train car on Metro North's New Haven Line (Credit MTA/Metro North)

Metro-North, Con Edison Vow To Prevent Outages

Con Edison President Craig Ivey and MTA Metro-North Railroad President Howard Permut testified Monday in Bridgeport during a congressional field hearing organized by Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal.

10/28/2013

The Stamford train station with its parking garage across the street - July 11, 2013 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Developer Selected For Stamford Train Station Parking Upgrade

The existing parking garage, which has over 700 spaces, went up back in the 1980s, but seems to be slowly turning into a pile of gravel, WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane reported.

07/11/2013

Trains following a collision on Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line - May 17, 2013 (credit: Fairfield PD)

Blumenthal To Head Up Rail Safety Hearing In Wake Of Derailment, Death

The fact that the NTSB has said that it will take a year and a half to issue a probable cause finding for the derailment and crash is outrageous, Sen. Richard Blumenthal told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau.

06/18/2013

NTSB investigators on the scene of a Metro-North train derailment and crash in Connecticut. (credit: NTSB/Flickr)

NTSB: Maintenance Work Done Last Month On Track Near Conn. Train Derailment

About 700 people were on board the trains on May 17 when one heading east from Grand Central Terminal to New Haven derailed just outside Bridgeport.

05/24/2013

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

Limited Metro-North, Amtrak Service Resumes Between NY, New Haven

Limited Metro-North Railroad and full Amtrak train service resumed at around 3 p.m. Tuesday between New York and New Haven, according to the MTA.

05/21/2013

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

Traffic on I-95 in Norwalk - Oct. 31, 2012 (credit: CT DOT)

Connecticut Officials Consider Tolls To Raise Funds For Road Repairs

Questionnaires will soon be handed out to drivers at rest stops along Interstate 84 in Hartford and Interstate 95 in the southwestern part of the state to analyze driving patterns.

12/11/2012

Metro-North Railroad New Haven Line train (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Fall Metro-North Schedule To Add 45 New Haven Line Trains Each Week

A new fall train schedule begins on Sunday with 45 additional New Haven Line trains each week, including 30 new weekend trains. There will also be increased service for customers traveling to Greenwich and Stamford during the weekday.

10/13/2012

Rail bridge connecting Milford and Stratford as seen from the Connecticut Turnpike (file / credit: Google Maps)

Connecticut To Replace Swing Bridges On New Haven Line

The bridges are in Greenwich (Cos Cob) and Milford-Stratford (over the Housatonic River), as well as Norwalk and Westport. They are over 100-years-old.

06/19/2012