A federal report stemming from the investigation into the May 2013 derailment of a Metro-North Railroad train in Bridgeport says bolts on brand-new M-8 cars are too weak.
The bar cars, which have been in operation on the New Haven line since 1973, were phased out as the railroad switches its fleet over to the new M-8 cars.
The last of the cars will make their final run on Friday. Metro-North rolled out the bar cars on the New Haven line in the 1970s.
As the New Haven line phases out old trains for the new M-8s, there’s fear this will be the end of the line for bar cars.
With service now running on all Metro-North Railroad lines, including the Waterbury Branch of the New Haven Line, ridership has rebounded from Monday.
The railroad had 83 million riders last year and the New Haven Line scored 38.8 million rides alone. That was a 1.5 percent increase over 2011.
Do you think it’s been getting a bit more crowded on Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven Line? It’s not your imagination, reported WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane.
Commuters who ride Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven Line thought they were getting a break, but that is not likely anymore, WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reported.
There is some good news for those who ride the New Haven Line every day.
Tolls went up on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway. Commuters in Connecticut are dealing with a more expensive ride as well.
Higher fares are always a possibility, but many believed they were off the table for the New Haven Line when the state’s unions decided to play ball in a package of concessions for the state budget.
Fares are likely going up on Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven Line, but by how much? Commuters got their say at two hearings in Stamford on Tuesday.
It was a tough winter for riders on Metro-North’s New Haven Line and the railroad is taking steps to avoid similar problems this coming winter.
It’s been a long time coming for Connecticut commuters. The first set of long-awaited new commuter rail cars have begun running on the New Haven Line of Metro-North Railroad.
An increase in ridership on Metro-North Railroad doesn’t make its riders any happier.