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It has been a mess for anyone trying to ride the New Haven Line on the Metro-North Railroad, with the massive power outage earlier this week.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said he’s expecting a plan from the Metropolitan Transit Authority and Metro-North Railroad to reimburse Connecticut commuters for the lack of service caused by a failed high-voltage feeder cable.
Tens of thousands of commuters traveling into and out of New York City are scrambling to devise alternative routes after a power failure on Metro-North’s New Haven line brought service to a creep.
After experiencing power problems, it doesn’t appear service will be returning to normal any time soon on Metro-North’s New Haven line, leaving tens of thousands of commuters traveling in and out of New York City scrambling to devise alternative routes to and from work.We’re here to help. Here, find links and info to help you navigate the changes to your commute.
A sparkling new Metro-North Railroad station opened for business Sunday in West Haven, Conn.
The existing parking garage, which has over 700 spaces, went up back in the 1980s, but seems to be slowly turning into a pile of gravel, WCBS 880′s Paul Murnane reported.
For years, there has been talk of a new Metro-North Railroad station on Stamford’s east side, but it looks like a bus link to the downtown station may be what is recommended.
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Metro-North will install shunts on portions of its New Haven line within the next four weeks which work crews can attach to rails in a work zone to alert controllers.
The fact that the NTSB has said that it will take a year and a half to issue a probable cause finding for the derailment and crash is outrageous, Sen. Richard Blumenthal told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau.
Work is set to start in early July and least at least nine weeks.
Connecticut officials are calling on the federal government to spend more on rail safety and reliability following the Metro-North Railroad derailment and crash near Bridgeport.
The accident came less than two weeks after a train derailed in Bridgeport, injuring more than 70 people and disrupting service for days on the railroad used by tens of thousands of commuters north of New York City.
Regular train service has returned to Connecticut, five days after a derailment injured scores of commuters and damaged tracks.
Limited Metro-North Railroad and full Amtrak train service resumed at around 3 p.m. Tuesday between New York and New Haven, according to the MTA.
A surgeon from Yale-New Haven Hospital was on one of the trains involved in Friday night’s collision on Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven Line and spoke to WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau about the exprience.