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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

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

Metro-North Says Improved Times On Tap For New Haven Line Trains

Metro-North’s new president told New Haven line commuters to expect a smoother morning commute when new train schedules are released next month.

04/25/2014

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

New Haven line commuters wait for a train. (credit: CBS 2)

Metro-North To Begin Work To Increase Power Supply For New Haven Line

The railroad has been beefing up its power supply system since a Con Ed feeder cable blew out in Mount Vernon late last September. Service came to a screeching halt on the New Haven line for nearly two weeks.

04/18/2014

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

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

Employee Files Lawsuit In Deadly Metro-North Derailment: ‘I Gotta Learn How To Relive Life’

Metro-North heating and air conditioning mechanic Samuel Rivera, 39, was aboard the Manhattan-bound train on Dec. 1 when it derailed near the Spuyten Duyvil station.

04/09/2014

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

NTSB: Engineer In Fatal Metro-North Derailment Has ‘Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea’

A medical document made available Monday by the National Transportation Safety Board said engineer William Rockefeller has “severe obstructive sleep apnea.”

04/07/2014

MTA Police and the medical examiner's office enter through this sidewalk grate to retrieve a body from the train tracks below on April 6, 2014. (Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

2 Killed On Manhattan Train Tracks In Separate Incidents

Two people were killed by trains in separate Manhattan incidents early Sunday morning.

04/06/2014

Metro-North Railroad

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

The Connecticut Huskies band performs during the regional semifinal of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Special Metro-North Train For UConn Fans Heading To NCAA Game

Gov. Dannel Malloy said the Metro-North will have an extra New Haven Line train on Sunday for fans to travel to and from Madison Square Garden.

03/29/2014

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