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Police said a suspicious package (pictured) found near the Fairfield station and caused up to two hour delays on Metro-North's New Haven Line turned out to be a school project. (credit: Fairfield Police Department)

Package That Affected Metro-North Trains In Fairfield Was School Project

Fairfield police say the suspicious package that caused delays of up to two hours on Metro-North’s New Haven Line turned out to be a school project.

06/20/2014

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

A train car on Metro North's New Haven Line (Credit MTA/Metro North)

Stuck Bridge Causes Major Rail Delays On Metro-North’s New Haven Line

Metro-North says repairs were completed to the Walk Bridge just before 9 a.m.

05/29/2014

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

Federal Agencies To Testify On Rail Safety At Committee Hearing Chaired By Sen. Blumenthal

Sen. Richard Blumenthal said if federal agencies are not empowered to raise the penalties for safety violations, legislation will be enacted to achieve a higher safety standard.

05/27/2014

A Metro-North Railroad commuter purchases a ticket at Grand Central Terminal. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Cops Find Skimming Device On Ticket Machine At Grand Central, Queens Man Arrested

Police have found several skimmers on ticket machines in the last month. The MTA is reportedly planning to introduce an app that would allow commuters to buy tickets on their smartphones and tablets.

05/19/2014

The board at the New Haven station on May 16, 2014. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Downed Wire Makes Mess Of Morning Commute For Metro-North New Haven Line Riders

Spokeswoman Marjorie Andres said service was suspended during Friday’s morning rush due to a downed overhead catenary electric line lying across three tracks in Cos Cob, Conn.

05/16/2014

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

Cars buried after a mudslide in Port Washington on May 1, 2014. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Clean Up Continues Across Tri-State After Flooding, Mudslides

Drenching downpours on Wednesday flooded out neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens and caused mudslides and washouts in Westchester, Long Island and New Jersey.

05/02/2014

Flooded streets in Howard Beach, Queens on Thursday, May 1, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Tri-State Area Hit With Flooding, Mudslides Caused By Soaking Rain

The New York City Office of Emergency Management said residents impacted by Wednesday’s flooding should contact 311 to report damage to their homes or businesses. New Yorkers can also report any damage at nyc.gov/311.

05/01/2014

Heavy rains caused the collapse of a retaining wall and a mudslide onto the Metro-North Hudson line north of Yonkers on Wed., April 30, 2014.  (Photo: Marc A. Hermann / MTA New York City Transit)

Metro-North, NJ TRANSIT Cleaning Up After Storm Damage, Mudslides

Flooding and other storm damage left by heavy rains Wednesday caused transit problems Thursday for commuters.

05/01/2014

Long Island Rail Road ticket machine. (Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

New Ticket App Could Be Coming For Metro-North, LIRR Customers

The MTA is expected to approve a plan to allow the purchase of train tickets using smartphones and other devices.

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

A Metro-North train in Westport, Conn. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Metro-North Announces New Timetables For Hudson, Harlem And New Haven Lines

Metro-North says the new schedules are “designed to provide substantially improved performance and reliability while accommodating new safety measures.”

04/28/2014

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