new haven line
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.
Cameron told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau that he feels the governor is taking aim at the council because of how outspoken Cameron is about Malloy at times.
Metro-North officials are investigating the death of a person struck by a New Haven Line train at the Noroton Heights station in Darien.
There is a battle being waged over refunds on Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven Line.
With service now running on all Metro-North Railroad lines, including the Waterbury Branch of the New Haven Line, ridership has rebounded from Monday.
On The Metro-North Railroad, both the Harlem and Hudson Lines are on their normal weekday schedules, but the New Haven Line has service changes and a suspension.
The railroad had 83 million riders last year and the New Haven Line scored 38.8 million rides alone. That was a 1.5 percent increase over 2011.