There is a battle being waged over refunds on Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven Line.
With service now running on all Metro-North Railroad lines, including the Waterbury Branch of the New Haven Line, ridership has rebounded from Monday.
A Connecticut commuters’ group wants Metro-North Railroad to make good on prepaid fares they couldn’t use due to service cancellations, following numerous storms that knocked out rail service to and from New York City.
On The Metro-North Railroad, both the Harlem and Hudson Lines are on their normal weekday schedules, but the New Haven Line has service changes and a suspension.
Metro-North commuter train service will be operational for the Monday morning rush from New Haven and Bridgeport, Conn., but only at about half its normal capacity.
Widespread power outages were affecting parts of the area, especially customers in Connecticut and Long Island.
Transit agencies across the Tri-State area are responding to the powerful winter storm which is causing disruptions.
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.
Executive director James Weinstein said full restoration marks another milestone because most customers commute to and from Manhattan.
Fares will go up 5.04 percent on Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven Line, effective January 1. But there is a way to save money.
The MTA board voted on the proposed increases on Wednesday. Members unanimously approved the fare hikes. Only one member voted against increasing tolls.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is still in a recovery state after the hit it took from superstorm Sandy, but there is some good news for straphangers.
Commuters packed Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North trains. Many were so crowded, riders couldn’t even get out the door. Others had to push their way onto trains from the platform.
More travel options are becoming available to Tri-State area commuters as mass transit gradually gets back on its feet in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
Crews are quickly working to get rail networks back on track following the devastating toll Superstorm Sandy took on New York City Transit and parts of the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad.
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