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A Metro-North train is seen in Rye, NY on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Schumer, Blumenthal Seek Rail Safety ‘Overhaul’

Sens. Charles Schumer and Richard Blumenthal say they want to “overhaul'” rail safety laws to prevent future derailments and other accidents.

09/07/2014

An M-8 rail car on the Metro-North Railroad's  New Haven line (file/credit: Patrick Cashin/MTA)

Commuter Advocates Call For Improved Service On Metro-North Waterbury Branch

Jim Gildea, vice chairman of the council, said more than 500 people rely on weekend service, but trains come only three to four hours.

09/04/2014

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Riders Upset After Panel Finds Metro-North Didn’t Prioritize Safety

On Wednesday, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority released a report saying the Metro-North Railroad has sacrificed safety for on-time performance.

08/28/2014

An M-8 rail car on the Metro-North Railroad's  New Haven line (file/credit: Patrick Cashin/MTA)

Ongoing Metro-North Work Fuels Complaints In Connecticut

Buses will replace many trains on the Danbury branch of the New Haven line starting this weekend.

08/06/2014

Crews examine the separation on the Metro North "Walk Bridge" over the Norwalk River (Tom Kaminski/Chopper 880)

Malloy Seeks $3 Million For Century-Old Rail Span That Failed Twice This Year

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is seeking to borrow $3 million in state bonds to fix a railroad bridge in Connecticut that blocked commuter rail traffic in May and June.

07/21/2014

Metro-North Railroad Train (file / credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Metro-North Train Hits Tree On Tracks In Bethel, Conn.

It was a rough ride Thursday night from some Metro-North New Haven Line passengers, when a northbound train slammed into a tree that had fallen onto the tracks.

07/03/2014

Metro-North Railroad Train (file / credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Metro-North Railroad Fires 9 Rookie Conductors In Cheating Scandal

Metro-North Railroad has fired nine rookie conductors and reassigned three others after an investigation into cheating on an important safety exam.

07/02/2014

Metro-North Railroad Train (file / credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Metro-North Says Most Safety Upgrades Are Complete

The Metro-North Railroad said Wednesday that it has completed most of its priorities to improve safety following a series of accidents last year.

06/11/2014

Conn. Gov. Dannel Malloy meets with MTA officials about the WALK bridge on June 9, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Gov. Malloy, MTA To Review Bridge That Failed Twice In 2 Weeks, Delaying Metro-North Commuters

“There is no doubt that we are now seeing the effects of decades of neglect when it comes to investing in our infrastructure,” Malloy said.

06/09/2014

Crews examine the separation on the Metro North "Walk Bridge" over the Norwalk River (Tom Kaminski/Chopper 880)

Norwalk Bridge Fails For Second Time; Causes Delays On Metro-North, Amtrak Trains

Metro-North and Amtrak train service in Connecticut has been disrupted for the second time in two weeks by a bridge failure in Norwalk.

06/06/2014

Brake lights illuminated as traffic backs up at a toll plaza. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Severe Storms Make For Miserable Memorial Day Commute For Tri-State Area Residents

People all across the Tri-State marked the unofficial start of summer by hitting the roads this Memorial Day weekend — and severe storms Friday evening made for a miserable commute.

05/23/2014

Emergency workers remove a dead body from the wreckage after a Metro-North commuter train derailed just north of the Spuyten Duyvil station December 1, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Multiple injuries and at least 4 deaths were reported after the seven car train left the tracks as it was heading to Grand Central Terminal along the Hudson River line.  (Photo by Christopher Gregory/Getty Images)

911 Dispatchers Mistook Deadly Metro-North Derailment For Fire, Records Say

New evidence revealed Thursday evening indicated that the problems with the New York City 911 system are worse than previously thought.

05/22/2014

A car caught fire Monday evening after crashing onto the Metro-North Railroad tracks in Valhalla. (Credit: CBS 2)

Driver Escapes As Car Crashes Onto Metro-North Tracks, Catches Fire

Trains were delayed on the Metro-North Harlem Line Monday evening, after a car ended up on the tracks in Valhalla.

05/19/2014

Metro-North Railroad Train (file / credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Major Safety Reforms Announced For Metro-North Railroad

Six months after a deadly derailment in the Bronx, the Metro-North Railroad has announced a series of sweeping safety reforms.

05/15/2014

Metro-North employees work to repair a signal switching house in Cos Cob, Conn., following a fire there on May 10, 2014. (credit: Patrick Cashin/MTA)

Switching House Fire Expected To Cause Delays On Metro-North New Haven Line ‘For Weeks’

Along a nine-mile stretch between Port Chester and Stamford, the system has gone from three rush hour direction tracks to two.

05/12/2014

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