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Metro-North Found Liable In 2015 Northern Westchester Crash That Killed 6 Metro-North Found Liable In 2015 Northern Westchester Crash That Killed 6
Metro-North Found Liable In 2015 Northern Westchester Crash That Killed 6 A jury has decided to hold Metro-North Railroad liable for a 2015 crash in Northern Westchester that killed six people and injured more than a dozen others.  The decision in the liability trial regarding the crash, which happened in Valhalla in February 2015, was reached on Tuesday, July 17.  Earlier Report - Deadliest Metro-North Crash Claimed, Changed Lives, But Crossing Unchanged On the day of the crash, Feb. 3, 2015, 49-year-old Ellen Brody of Edgemont had left her job in Chappaqua before encountering a traffic jam along the Taconic State Parkway in Mount Pleasant that f…
Fairfield County Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In NY Fairfield County Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In NY
Fairfield County Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In NY The identity has been released of a man who was killed after being struck by a Metro-North train in the Hudson Valley.  The incident happened on the railroad's Harlem Line in Dutchess County at around 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, at the Appalachian Trail station in Pawling, according to the MTA. On Sunday morning, April 21, MTA Deputy Communications Director Aaron Donovan identified the man who was struck as being from Connecticut: Fairfield County resident James Hare, age 62, of Newtown. Original report - Person Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In Hudson Valle…
MTA Announces Schedule Changes For New Haven Line: Here's When They Start MTA Announces Schedule Changes For New Haven Line: Here's When They Start
MTA Announces Schedule Changes For New Haven Line: Here's When They Start To accommodate Metro-North crews working to replace sections of track and switches in Grand Central Station, officials have announced schedule changes for Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven line trains.  The upcoming schedule changes will take effect on Tuesday, Jan. 16, and are expected to last until early spring, according to Metro-North Railroad President Catherine Rinaldi.  "The tracks and switches in and around the Grand Central Terminal complex are at the heart of the Metro-North system," Rinaldi said, adding, "It is vital that we keep those tracks in a state of good re…
Person Fatally Struck By Stamford-Bound Metro-North Train Person Fatally Struck By Stamford-Bound Metro-North Train
Person Fatally Struck By Stamford-Bound Metro-North Train Click here for a new, updated story: ID Released For Person Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train A person was fatally struck by a Metro-North train in an early morning incident at a station in New York that caused service delays, officials announced. The incident happened in Westchester County on Wednesday, Dec. 6 just after 2 a.m., when a person trespassing on tracks at the Port Chester station was struck by a Stamford-bound Metro-North Railroad train on Track 3, according to an MTA spokesperson.  The person struck was later declared dead, officials said. The person has no…
Person Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In Fairfield County, MTA Reports Person Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In Fairfield County, MTA Reports
Person Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In Fairfield County, MTA Reports An investigation is underway after a person was fatally struck by a Metro-North train in the region. A pedestrian on the tracks in Fairfield County at the Greenwich Metro-North station was struck by the westbound train at about 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, April 10, according to MTA spokesperson Aaron Donovan. The 9:59 AM train from Stamford to Grand Central Terminal is operating up to 45 minutes late due to earlier police department activity near Greenwich. — Metro-North Railroad. Wear a Mask-Stop the Spread. (@MetroNorth) April 10, 2022 The pedestrian was believed to be a man who was about…
Fairfield County Man Charged With Taking Photo Up Metro-North Passenger's Skirt Fairfield County Man Charged With Taking Photo Up Metro-North Passenger's Skirt
Fairfield County Man Charged With Taking Photo Up Metro-North Passenger's Skirt A Fairfield County man is facing charges in Westchester after allegedly taking photos under the skirt of an unexpecting woman on a Metro-North train, authorities announced. Greenwich, Connecticut resident Majid Hedayati, age 66, has been arraigned on a felony count of second-degree unlawful surveillance after taking photos of a female passenger in Westchester in September, according to the Westchester County District Attorney. It is alleged that on Thursday, Sept. 23, Hedayati was traveling on the Metro-North Railroad from Grand Central Station to Stamford when he sat down across from a wom…
COVID-19: Here's When MTA Will Distribute Free Pink Masks To Mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month COVID-19: Here's When MTA Will Distribute Free Pink Masks To Mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Covid-19: Here's When MTA Will Distribute Free Pink Masks To Mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month The Metro Transit Authority is distributing over 100,000 free, pink surgical masks in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this week. “These masks help reduce the spread of germs and viruses and raise awareness about breast cancer, a disease that affects so many New Yorkers every year,” said Patrick Warren, MTA Chief Safety Officer. “Wearing a mask is the law – and it’s also a sign of respect to your fellow riders and the employees who have heroically kept the city moving throughout the pandemic.” MTA announced that it will 114,500 of the through Thursday, Oct. 22 through the company's Ma…
Man Punches Female Conductor 30 Times In Fairfield County, MTA Says Man Punches Female Conductor 30 Times In Fairfield County, MTA Says
Man Punches Female Conductor 30 Times In Fairfield County, MTA Says A female Metro-North conductor was assaulted by a Fairfield County man after being told to move to a different car, MTA officials said. The conductor instructed Bridgeport resident Elijah Sampson that he was sitting in a car that was closed to the public at approximately 11 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1, and he was prompted to move to an open car. Officials said that Sampson refused, and an engineer made contact with MTA police to meet at an upcoming station. When the train reached the Fairfield Metro station, Sampson punched the conductor approximately 30 times. The conductor was taken to Brid…
Photos: Massive Marsh Fire Causes Delays On Metro-North Trains In Fairfield County Photos: Massive Marsh Fire Causes Delays On Metro-North Trains In Fairfield County
Photos: Massive Marsh Fire Causes Delays On Metro-North Trains In Fairfield County A massive marsh fire delayed Metro-North train service for nearly two hours and injured three firefighters. The blaze broke out around 8:45 p.m., Sunday, June 21, when the Fairfield Emergency Communications Center received a call from a resident on Chestnut Street in Fairfield regarding a fire in their backyard. Fairfield firefighters responded and when on the scene could see a large column of smoke and fire in the area and called for backup, said Fairfield Fire Department Lt. Robert Smith. Units, under the command of Assistant Chief Erik Kalapir,  immediately deployed hand lines to prote…
Teen Critically Injured After Touching Live Wire While Playing On Top Of Metro-North Train Car Teen Critically Injured After Touching Live Wire While Playing On Top Of Metro-North Train Car
Teen Critically Injured After Touching Live Wire While Playing On Top Of Metro-North Train Car A 16-year-old teen is in "extremely critical condition" after being electrocuted while playing on top of a parked train car. The incident took place in Fairfield County around 3:21 a.m., Monday, June 22, when the teen, who was playing in a Metro-North train car in Bridgeport touched a hot catenary/transmission line, said Scott Appleby, director of the Office of Emergency Management. "He was burned from head to toe and but was breathing and slightly responsive," said Appleby said. Police responded to the area after another juvenile called 911 to report that he and another teen wer…
First Metro-North Worker Dies Of COVID-19 First Metro-North Worker Dies Of COVID-19
First Metro-North Worker Dies Of Covid-19 A Metro-North Railroad employee has died from the novel coronavirus, the agency's first death caused by COVID-19. John Oles, 57, a machinist based in Northern Westchester out of the Harmon Support Shop in Croton-Harmon,  died on Monday, April 13.  “We are profoundly saddened by the loss of John Oles," said Metro-North Railroad President Cathy Rinaldi.  Rinaldi said Oles was a 28-year veteran of the agency who will be deeply missed by his colleagues. "His dedication to public service during this difficult time will not be forgotten," she added. "Our thoughts are with hi…
COVID-19: Ridership Down 98 Percent, More Schedule Changes Likely, Metro-North President Says COVID-19: Ridership Down 98 Percent, More Schedule Changes Likely, Metro-North President Says
Covid-19: Ridership Down 98 Percent, More Schedule Changes Likely, Metro-North President Says In a letter to Metro-North riders, the company's president, Catherine Rinaldi, says ridership is down 98 percent due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and that more schedule changes are likely. As April starts, our region is entering the fourth month of the new reality of COVID-19. And it has been three weeks since Gov. Andrew Cuomo placed New York on “pause” to slow the spread of the virus and flatten the curve, Rinaldi wrote. "What was before an unimaginable reality has changed how we work, how we play and how we look at one another," she said. "Most of us never pictured the day…
COVID-19: Metro-North To Cut Service With Ridership Falling To All-Time Low COVID-19: Metro-North To Cut Service With Ridership Falling To All-Time Low
Covid-19: Metro-North To Cut Service With Ridership Falling To All-Time Low With commuters staying home due to the novel coronavirus outbreak that’s gripping the nation, the MTA announced it will be cutting down its service amid historically low ridership numbers. Beginning on Friday, March 27, with the MTA reportedly losing weekly losses of more than $100 million with ridership down more than 90 percent, the organization has laid out a new “Essential Service Plan.” The plan calls for extra trains during peak commuting hours for first responders and health care workers, though the MTA will be cutting services throughout the rest of the day, MTA Chair Patrick Foye …
Hearing Scheduled For Proposed I-684 Toll Along Mile-Long Stretch That Runs Through Greenwich Hearing Scheduled For Proposed I-684 Toll Along Mile-Long Stretch That Runs Through Greenwich
Hearing Scheduled For Proposed I-684 Toll Along Mile-Long Stretch That Runs Through Greenwich A hearing has been scheduled as lawmakers in Connecticut get ready for a vote on proposed tolls on state highways, including a gantry on a mile-long stretch of I-684 that runs through Greenwich. A vote following the hearing could come as soon as next week. Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont introduced a plan for 12 statewide tolls, including one in a remote stretch of I-684 near the Greenwich-North Castle town line that will force truck drivers to pay, despite being in the state for only about one mile.  The roadway is the only way to pass the area in either direction, forcing New Yorkers to…
ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train Out Of Stamford ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train Out Of Stamford
ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train Out Of Stamford A man who was struck and killed by a Metro-North train in Westchester has been identified. Ramon Rodriguez, 31, of Brooklyn, was killed around 10:12 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 26, when he was struck near the Port Chester station by a train from Stamford and due to arrived at Grand Central around 11:14 p.m., said Metro-North officials. MTA officials said Rodriguez's death is still under investigation, but no criminality was believed to be involved. Previous Story: Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train Near Port Chester Station
Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train Out Of Stamford Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train Out Of Stamford
Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train Out Of Stamford Click here for an updated story: ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train A man was struck and killed by a Metro-North train in Westchester. The incident took place around 10:12 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 26, when the man was struck near the Port Chester station by a train from Stamford and due to arrived at Grand Central around 11:14 p.m., said Metro-North officials. Passengers on the New Haven Line train were transferred to another train around 11:43 p.m., officials aid. Officials said no criminal actions appeared to be involved with the death of the man, whose identity …
Person Struck, Killed By Metro-North New Haven Line Train Person Struck, Killed By Metro-North New Haven Line Train
Person Struck, Killed By Metro-North New Haven Line Train A person was struck and killed by a westbound Metro-North train. The incident took place around 5:50 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 15 on the New Haven/West Haven line, Metro-North officials said. The train #1513 from New Haven, has been canceled and combined with another line. Commuters are being told to listen for announcements at their station for replacements, connections. Delays are expected. MTA officials have released little information about the incident which is under investigation. This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
Metro-North May Raise Parking Fees At Some Stations Metro-North May Raise Parking Fees At Some Stations
Metro-North May Raise Parking Fees At Some Stations Parking may be getting a bit costlier for Metro-North riders. The MTA is reviewing a proposal to increase fees at 25 station parking facilities that are controlled by the railroad. It would impact riders east of the Hudson River, including the Harlem, Hudson and New Haven lines. Permit holders for 16-hour parking would pay an average of $42.75 annually, approximately 12 cents a day. Customers who use daily meters will pay an average of $14.17 more monthly, with the meters increasing by 50 to 75 cents for 16-hour parking. The cost per month for having a second vehicle on the permit will go u…
Toll Proposal Includes These Locations In Fairfield County Toll Proposal Includes These Locations In Fairfield County
Toll Proposal Includes These Locations In Fairfield County Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has introduced his new plan for statewide tolls, including several in Fairfield County. Under the new proposal, tollbooths would be installed on several major highways, interstates, and bridges. In Fairfield County, Lamont is calling for tolls in Newtown at the Rochambeau Bridge; in Stamford on I-95 near the Metro-North railroad; Westport on I-95 at the Saugatuck River Bridge and in Norwalk on the Merritt Parkway. Other toll gantries would be installed in West Haven along I-95; in Windsor on I-91 at the Dexter Coffin Bridge; New London on I-95 at the Gold Star B…
Metro-North Railroad Holding Customer Forums In Area Metro-North Railroad Holding Customer Forums In Area
Metro-North Railroad Holding Customer Forums In Area Metro-North Railroad will host a series of open-house style forums to discuss upcoming railroad initiatives. The initiates are focused on improving train service as well as overall customer experience. During the “Connect With Us” forums, daily commuters, leisure travelers, community members and stakeholders are encouraged to engage in constructive dialogue with Metro-North leaders, who will listen to all feedback and answer questions. These forums have already taken place at 10 other stations: North White Plains, Beacon, Brewster, Croton Harmon, Nanuet, Harriman, Mount Vernon East, Bridg…
Lengthy I-95 Bridge Work Starting Lengthy I-95 Bridge Work Starting
Lengthy I-95 Bridge Work Starting A monthlong closure on an I-95 bridge in Connecticut has been announced by the Connecticut Department of Transportation. There will be evening lane closures on I-95 in both directions beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 11, through Friday, Oct. 11 in Milford. The closures are expected between exit 33 (Ferry Boulevard), and exit 36 (Plains Road). The project is expected to be worked between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. on Monday through Thursday. The Department of Transportation said that the project consists of concrete deck end repairs and asphaltic plug joint installation on the bridge that passes over t…
MTA Will Increase Service For July 4th Holiday MTA Will Increase Service For July 4th Holiday
MTA Will Increase Service For July 4th Holiday Still trying to figure out your travel plans for the Fourth of July? You may be able to take advantage of these additional services offered by the MTA. Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) officials have announced a plan to offer extra rail services on Wednesday, July 3 in order to to help customers travel to Fourth of July holiday activities. On Thursday, July 4, the MTA’s railroads, subways and buses will operate on weekend schedules. The eight additional Long Island Rail Road early afternoon services will depart Penn Station starting at 2:08 p.m. This service includes three extra…
Westchester Resident ID'd As Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train Westchester Resident ID'd As Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train
Westchester Resident ID'd As Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train The identity of a man struck and killed by a Metro-North train in Westchester has been released. Surendra Bhansali, 64, of Scarsdale, was identified as the man killed by the 8:26 a.m. southbound train from Southeast that struck and killed him at approximately 9:20 a.m. on Wednesday, June 12. The MTA noted that Bhansali was not authorized to be on the tracks when he was struck. Investigators said the fatal strike “appears to be non-criminal and non-accidental in nature.”  The incident led to the suspension of train service between the Crestwood and White Plains stations for several hou…
Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train
Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train A 64-year-old man was struck and killed by a Metro-North train in Westchester. The MTA reported that the 8:26 a.m. southbound train from Southeast struck a man who was unauthorized to be on the tracks at approximately 9:20 a.m. on Wednesday, June 12. The incident led to the suspension of train service between the Crestwood and White Plains stations for several hours, causing delays. Service was restored at approximately 12:30 p.m. The strike is being investigated by MTA Police, who have not released the identity of the man, pending notification of his family. According to investigators, t…
MTA To Investigate Reports Of $400M In Employees' Overtime Pay MTA To Investigate Reports Of $400M In Employees' Overtime Pay
MTA To Investigate Reports Of $400M In Employees' Overtime Pay The MTA has launched an extensive investigation regarding “massive” overtime payments that saw its workers earn more than $400 million in overtime last year. Despite a year fraught with delayed, canceled and stalled trains, as well as the seventh fare hike in less than a decade, a new study released by Empire Center found that MTA’s overtime rose by nearly 16 percent last year. In total, the MTA shelled out $418 million in overtime more than five times what the anticipated price hike that took effect this week is expected to generate. In response, MTA Chairman and CEO Patrick F…
Metro-North Rate Hike Takes Effect Metro-North Rate Hike Takes Effect
Metro-North Rate Hike Takes Effect The nearly four-percent rate increase approved by MTA officials in February went into effect on Easter Sunday, April 21. Commuters who purchase a monthly ticket, now more than $460, to use the Hudson line from Poughkeepsie, New Hamburg and Beacon will see no increase either. Monthly and weekly ticket buyers will see an increase of no more than 3.85 percent and there will be no increase for weekly tickets of $147 or more. The hikes were initially expected to take effect in March, but the MTA was delayed. This marks the seventh price increase since 2008. Metro-North has also moved its mornin…
Metro-North Employees Hailed As Heroes For Helping Save Commuter’s Life Metro-North Employees Hailed As Heroes For Helping Save Commuter’s Life
Metro-North Employees Hailed As Heroes For Helping Save Commuter’s Life Some fast-fast-acting MTA employees helped save the life of a passenger who stopped breathing on a Metro-North train during the heart of the rush hour commute in the Hudson Valley. Nine Metro-North Railroad employees were celebrated for “seamlessly working together to save an unresponsive customer” on board a train heading from Grand Central to Wassaic. Shortly after 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20, as the doors was closing on the Dutchess County-bound train, a passenger called out for help when a fellow passenger was lying prone on the train floor, turning blue as he stopped breathing. Acc…
Flammable Materials In Car Explode Near Metro-North Station Flammable Materials In Car Explode Near Metro-North Station
Flammable Materials In Car Explode Near Metro-North Station Two Metro-North employees were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries after flammable materials being stored in an employee’s personal, private vehicle exploded. The incident took place around 1 p.m.Friday in the parking lot of Metro-North’s North White Plains Yard, said Aaron Donovan, spokesman for the MTA.   MTA Police are investigating the cause.  There was no train involved and there is no impact to Metro-North train service.
Metro-North Service Changes, Buses Scheduled During Danbury Branch Upgrades Metro-North Service Changes, Buses Scheduled During Danbury Branch Upgrades
Metro-North Service Changes, Buses Scheduled During Danbury Branch Upgrades Buses will be replacing trains for some Metro-North riders in Fairfield County next week. The MTA announced that beginning on Monday, Oct. 1, through Friday, Oct. 5, crews will be making safety upgrades and improvements to the Danbury Metro-North Branch. In response, buses will be substituting for select, off-peak weekday trains. Between 9 a.m. and 6:10 p.m. each day, buses will substitute for all trains departing from Danbury to South Norwalk southbound, making all scheduled stops to South Norwalk.  Buses operate up to 15 minutes earlier than normal train times and will connect with regula…
ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In Fairfield County ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In Fairfield County
ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In Fairfield County Metro-North officials have released the identity of the man struck and killed by a New Haven Line train Friday in Fairfield County. Jamir Rawlings, 29, of Bridgeport, was hit by the train near Stamford around 6:50 p.m. Friday, according to MTA officials. The incident remains under investigation by MTA Police, officials said. 
Woman Struck By Metro-North Train Woman Struck By Metro-North Train
Woman Struck By Metro-North Train Click here for an updated story: ID Released For Woman Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In Mount Pleasant There were delays throughout the morning on Sunday on the Metro-North Harlem Line after a person was struck by a train. The incident occurred just before 7 a.m. between the Hawthorne and Valhalla stations and has resulted in single tracking. Initial delays of between 30-40 minutes were down to 10-15 minutes by 8:30 a.m. Service was back to being on or close to schedule later in the morning. It's the second time in three days a person was struck by a Metro-North train. A man was s…