Tag Archives: Waterbury Branch

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…

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…

Lobbying for rail line

Municipal leaders push for funds for Waterbury branch NAUGATUCK — Before the General Assembly started its short session this week, members of the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments had a…

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…

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…

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…