The president of Metro-North Railroad has told Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy that the commuter rail line cannot reach its target of 95 percent on-time service.
Riders complained about service delays caused by electrical problems, crowded trains and heating and cooling problems.
Department of Transportation Commissioner James Redeker is addressing the Transportation Committee on Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There is a battle being waged over refunds on Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven Line.
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.
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.
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.