The agency is extending the period of one-way and round-trip tickets on the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North from two weeks to two months.
The forecast calls for very hot weather this weekend, and Metro-North Railroad is ready, WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reported.
Four Metro-North Railroad employees were honored Thursday morning at a breakfast in New Haven for a daring rescue along the tracks in West Haven.
If seated in a quiet car, passengers are asked not to talk on cell phones, to turn off the sound on any electronic devices and conversation must be subdued.
Metro-North Railroad says its experiment with “quiet cars” is so popular that the program will be expanded to all rush-hour trains next month.
Metro-North Railroad officials say a train struck a car in Darien that was driven by a 92-year-old man who had stopped on the tracks.
Metro-North Railroad is apologizing and promising reforms after passengers last month were stuck inside a disabled train during the heat wave.
Heavy rain and flooding Sunday has caused power outages, train service disruptions and has stranded motorists throughout the area. So much rain has fallen that New York City set a record for rainfall on Sunday.
Metro-North officials have agreed to meet with emergency responders from Westport to address concerns that passengers were stuck on a train last week in triple-digit heat.
For passengers outside of Westport, Connecticut on Friday, high temperatures spelled doom when the overhead wires overheated and tangled with a power arm on the train.