Tag Archives: Metro-North Railroad

Lamont proposes $6.2 billion statewide investment in rail lines

Commuters using the Waterbury branch of the Metro-North Railroad stand to benefit from a $6.2 billion investment that Gov. Ned Lamont is proposing across all the state’s rail lines. The…

State DOT plans to purchase new rail cars

WATERBURY — The state Department of Transportation plans to purchase 110 new rail cars to replace its aging fleet of coaches on four of its commuter branches, but so far…

Buses running in place of trains

WATERBURY — Substitute buses are running in place of trains on the Waterbury branch of Metro-North Railroad this week. The buses mimic the regular weekday train schedule but leave each…

Reports shows punctuality of Waterbury branch dropped

WATERBURY — There was more than a one-third chance that passengers who rely on Waterbury branch trains to travel to school, work or any appointment requiring punctuality arrived late in…

Officials talk rail with governor candidate

BEACON FALLS — The endorsed Democratic candidate for governor, Ned Lamont, was greeted by town officials Monday afternoon as he toured four train stations on the Waterbury branch of Metro-North…

No fare hikes, rail cuts in state budget

WATERBURY — The $20.8 billion budget Gov. Dannel Malloy signed last week eliminates the need for cuts to train service and public transit fare hikes scheduled to begin July 1,…

Workshop to focus on rail stations

SEYMOUR — The Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments is hosting a design workshop for residents, business owners and stakeholders in Beacon Falls and Seymour on April 4. The workshop will…

Legislators named co-chairs of Railway Caucus

HARTFORD — Four local legislators have been named co-chairs of the newly formed Railway Caucus, which will advocate for improvements and funding for the Waterbury branch of the Metro-North Railroad….

Survey offers insights into rail ridership

WATERBURY — Despite a limited schedule and less-than-ideal conditions, some commuters choose to ride the Waterbury branch of Metro-North Railroad because they like it: they can work on their laptops,…

Local officials continue push for funding for rail line

WATERBURY — In what has become a familiar refrain, lawmakers and local officials are calling for transportation funding to fill a budget hole that the state Department of Transportation has…