Joseph Giulietti took over at the helm for Howard Permut at a time when the railroad is dealing with a number of issues.
Fire crews spotted the man inside of the vehicle while it was still burning. They said that the man was unresponsive at the time.
Hundreds of commuters were left stranded Wednesday after a mix of snow and freezing rain caused icy conditions, signal problems and other issues during the morning commute.
Some Connecticut lawmakers have urged Metro-North Railroad to fix its problems or risk losing its contract with the state.
According to Metro-North police, the suspect assaulted the sleeping woman aboard the 7:35 a.m. train to New Haven. The assault occurred within view of other passengers, according to police.
Jim Cameron says the Commuter Action Group is encouraging commuters to immediately report problems such as late trains and lack of heat directly to the railroad and copy the complaint via email to their elected official. Complaints will also be tweeted to Metro-North and elected officials.
Both commuter rail lines carried 83.4 million riders last year. The stronger economy and more people back to work were credited with the increases.
Around 7:45 p.m., the computers that run the railroad’s signal system lost power when one of two main power supply units was taken out of service for replacement.
The lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in Connecticut by Hannah Luden, accuses Metro-North of negligence.
According to Metro-North, a signal issue caused the service outage.
Chopper 2 captured a NY Waterway ferry slow to almost a complete stop as it maneuvered around ice Thursday morning.
Nearly 200 Metro-North passengers were stranded in freezing temperatures when their train lost power Wednesday night.
A snowstorm followed by brutally cold temps seems to be the norm around here this winter.
As the New Haven line phases out old trains for the new M-8s, there’s fear this will be the end of the line for bar cars.
A preliminary report by federal investigators on last year’s deadly train derailment in the Bronx does not draw any conclusions about what caused the wreck.