Sens. Charles Schumer and Richard Blumenthal say they want to “overhaul'” rail safety laws to prevent future derailments and other accidents.
Jim Gildea, vice chairman of the council, said more than 500 people rely on weekend service, but trains come only three to four hours.
On Wednesday, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority released a report saying the Metro-North Railroad has sacrificed safety for on-time performance.
Buses will replace many trains on the Danbury branch of the New Haven line starting this weekend.
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.
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.
Metro-North Railroad has fired nine rookie conductors and reassigned three others after an investigation into cheating on an important safety exam.
The Metro-North Railroad said Wednesday that it has completed most of its priorities to improve safety following a series of accidents last year.
“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.
Metro-North and Amtrak train service in Connecticut has been disrupted for the second time in two weeks by a bridge failure in Norwalk.
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.
New evidence revealed Thursday evening indicated that the problems with the New York City 911 system are worse than previously thought.
Trains were delayed on the Metro-North Harlem Line Monday evening, after a car ended up on the tracks in Valhalla.
Six months after a deadly derailment in the Bronx, the Metro-North Railroad has announced a series of sweeping safety reforms.
Along a nine-mile stretch between Port Chester and Stamford, the system has gone from three rush hour direction tracks to two.