Tag Archives: Metro-North Railroad

Development, improved train service go hand in hand

NAUGATUCK — Reliable and frequent train service would lead to an economic boon for the borough and other Valley towns. That was Mayor N. Warren “Pete” Hess’ message to the…

Ridership drops on Waterbury line

WATERBURY — Ridership declined on the Waterbury branch in 2016, for the fifth time in the last six years, according to data from Metro-North Railroad. Ridership dropped on all three…

Fares increasing for public transportation  

WATERBURY — Bus and rail fares are set to increase in December. The proposed increases would take effect on Dec. 1 on Metro-North Railroad and on Dec. 4 on CTtransit…

Metro-North reverting to old ways, riders say

WATERBURY — Riders of the Waterbury Branch of Metro-North Railroad say recent gains in reliability and on-time performance are slipping. The branch, which runs between Waterbury and Bridgeport and has…

Rail branch is on track

Metro-North line to Waterbury to get promised upgrades WATERBURY — Projects to bring the Waterbury Branch of Metro-North up to current standards for passenger railroads are moving forward, and the…

Officials pushing for better rail service

WATERBURY — If you build it, riders will come. That was the conclusion U.S. Sen. Christopher Murphy (D-Conn.) said he came to Monday after he rode the Metro-North branch train…

Upgrades coming for branch line

NAUGATUCK — Top officials with the state Department of Transportation and Metro-North Railroad affirmed commuters’ hopes that signalization and passing sidings will be installed on the Waterbury branch before the…

Forum for rail riders

NAUGATUCK — The Connecticut Commuter Rail Council will hold a commuter forum for Waterbury branch riders on Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. at the offices of the Naugatuck Historical Society…

Legislators call on Metro-North leaders to testify

HARTFORD — Citing the mounting problems over the course of the last two years, legislators this week called on officials from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Metro-North Railroad to testify…

Rail service on Waterbury branch resumes

  WATERBURY — Train service on the Waterbury branch of Metro-North Railroad resumed earlier this week, but trains to New York City remained crowded on Thursday. Buses replaced trains on…