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Commuters wait on the platform at Metro-North's Stamford station, Oct. 1, 2013. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Metro-North Hopes New Timetables Will Keep Schedules On Track

MTA Spokesman Aaron Donovan said train times on all three lines — Hudson, Harlem and New Haven — are being adjusted to better reflect the reality of track speed while construction work is taking place.

05/11/2014

Bar car aboard Metro-North New Haven line train (credit: CBS 2)

‘End Of An Era’ As Metro-North’s Bar Cars Make Final Run

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.

05/09/2014

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

Metro-North’s Bar Cars Reach End Of The Line

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.

05/07/2014

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

Metro-North New Haven Line Upgrades Almost Done

A major upgrade to Metro-North’s New Haven line is nearly complete — and it should help cut the number of stalled trains on the commuter railroad.

05/06/2014

New School Model Lawsuit

Model Sues, Claims New School Used Her Photo In Ads Without Permission

A model has filed a lawsuit against the New School for over $10 million, saying the school used her image in ads without her permission.

05/02/2014

Newark Flooding

Heavy Rain Soaks Tri-State Area, Leaves Drivers Stranded In Floodwaters

Torrential rain left roads flooded and impassable, caused major traffic and transit delays, and even caused a mudslide Wednesday – and the rain was expected to persist to affect the Thursday morning commute.

04/30/2014

A man uses a ticket machine at a Long Island Rail Road station. (credit: CBS 2)

MTA Board Expected To Approve Ticketing App For Metro-North, LIRR Customers

After nearly two centuries of using paper tickets, the commuter lines are going high tech.

04/29/2014

Metro-North Railroad

MTA Votes To Expedite Safety Effort On Metro-North, LIRR Trains

The agency approved an additional $11.3 million contract to speed up the retrofitting of hundreds of Metro-North and LIRR coaches for Positive Train Control.

04/29/2014

Metro-North Railroad

Metro-North Plans To Evaluate All Engineers For Sleep Apnea

The move comes two weeks after a National Transportation Safety Board report revealed that the engineer in December’s deadly derailment has been diagnosed with severe sleep apnea.

04/22/2014

Commuters wait on the platform at Metro-North's Stamford station, Oct. 1, 2013. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Metro-North Downgrades On-Time Performance Goals In New Timetables Coming In May

In a letter to Metro-North president Joseph Giulietti, Gov. Malloy wrote: “I expect that the new schedule will reflect your commitment to deliver a comprehensive program of safe, reliable and fast service in Connecticut.”

04/21/2014

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

Metro-North Officials To Discuss Safety Plan With Commuters In Stamford

The executives, including the senior vice president of operations, are scheduled to address the Connecticut Commuter Rail Council on Wednesday during the group’s monthly meeting.

04/16/2014

Commuters wait on the platform at Metro-North's Stamford station, Oct. 1, 2013. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Metro-North Commuters Give Railroad Grade Of D+ In Online Survey

Many respondents said they noticed no improvement over the last few months and the most common complaint was late trains.

04/14/2014

NJ TRANSIT Train

NJ Transit To Conduct Top-To-Bottom Safety Review

At its monthly board meeting Tuesday, the agency approved spending nearly a half-million dollars on an outside consultant to conduct a comprehensive safety review.

04/08/2014

Aftermath of the fatal Metro-North Railroad derailment, as seen from Chopper 880 on Dec. 2, 2013. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

Report: More Than 7,000 Metro-North Defects Found Over 10 Years

Inspectors last year found broken joint bars and loose or missing rail braces that hold tracks to the ties in Bridgeport, Norwalk, New Haven and Stamford.

04/06/2014

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Metro-North Has 10 Times More Delays Than Last Year As Safety Efforts Ramp Up

Metro-North’s new president Joseph Giulietti, who took over earlier this year, has said the railroad will put safety as the top priority over being on time.

03/31/2014

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