Tag Archives: Metro-north

Metro-North to substitute buses on Waterbury Branch

WATERBURY — Buses will substitute for trains on the Waterbury Branch of Metro-North Railroad for the next three weekends, according to the Metropolitan Transit Authority. During the train outage, crews…

Train ticket app around the bend

WATERBURY — As work to upgrade the Waterbury Branch to a modern railroad continues, the line will unveil a new form of payment — the eTix cellphone app. Soon, customers…

Authority sought to foster transit hubs

WATERBURY — Communities with commuter rail and CTFastrak stations could receive assistance from the state to develop property around those locations with the creation of a new quasi-public authority. A…

State OKs funds to improve Metro-North line

WATERBURY — State approval last week for $10 million in improvements to Metro-North will mean more service for the Waterbury line. The signal and siding improvements will allow more frequent…

Plan calls for moving platform 

NAUGATUCK — A plan to move the Metro-North train platform to enhance economic development downtown appears to be inching closer to reality. Up to $35 million is expected to be…

Sidings to allow for more trains

WATERBURY — Riders clamoring for more frequent service on the Waterbury Branch of Metro-North Railroad will get what they’ve been wanting for more than decade: passing sidings. The state Department…

Forum to focus on branch line

NAUGATUCK — The Connecticut Commuter Rail Council is hosting a forum on the Metro-North Waterbury branch line Jan. 13. The forum will include discussions on the new schedule, operational issues,…

Disabled train halts Waterbury Line

WATERBURY – The Metro-North Waterbury Line is out of service for an undetermined length of time after an air compressor failed on one of two morning peak trains Wednesday morning,…

Talking train

HARTFORD — Local legislators met with Department of Transportation Commissioner James Redeker recently to discuss the future of the Waterbury branch of the Metro-North rail line. The delegation included state…

Commuters want more trains

NAUGATUCK — Commuters who use Metro-North’s Waterbury branch line came out last week to air their grievances in hopes of getting of smoother ride. The Connecticut Commuter Rail Council and…