Topic : Metro-North Railroad

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Driver’s actions led to Metro-North grade crossing collision, NTSB finds

Security and Safety | July 26, 2017

The SUV driver died, along with five passengers on the train, in the Feb. 3, 2015, accident. The rail passengers were killed when 343 feet of the third rail, which powers the train, penetrated the floor of the first train car and struck passengers.

Metro-North employees commended for saving colleague’s life

Rail| April 26, 2017

Jeff Ballard, a Brewster Yardmaster took his colleague’s pulse and recognized that he was having a heart attack.

Rail| February 28, 2017

Metro-North Railroad partners with Zipcar for carshare program

A total of 14 Zipcars are available now through the partnership including a Honda Civic, a Jeep Renegade and a Honda CR-V.

Security and Safety | February 6, 2017

NY MTA names new chief of police department

Chief Owen J. Monaghan succeeds Chief Michael R. Coan, who led the MTA Police Department for eight-and-a-half years, the longest serving police chief in department history.

Management & Operations| January 30, 2017

NY MTA board keeps base fare flat for next 2 years

The approved plan increased fares and tolls over the next two years by 4% — or less than 2%, annually, and less than the rate of inflation.

Rail| November 23, 2016

[Photos] Metro-North Railroad's Fordham Station Renewal

Metro-North's Fordham Station was completely restored with upgrades including a rebuilt northbound platform with double the capacity, a new entrance leading directly to Webster Avenue at 193rd Street and new permanent artwork. These upgrades follow the complete renovation of the historic station building on Fordham Road, which was completed in 2014.

Rail| November 16, 2016

Metro-North Railroad to receive up to 94 M8 cars for New Haven Line

The new cars will come outfitted with security cameras and positive train control equipment when they are delivered to the railroad.

Management & Operations| October 11, 2016

Senator calls for NJ Transit, Metro-North to improve communication during emergencies

Sen. Charles Schumer said that, while both railroads are making long-term plans to improve safety on the rails, there are short-term communications issues that can and must be dealt with on the heels of the NJT train crash in Hoboken just last week, which injured more than 100 and killed one person.

Rail| October 4, 2016

N.Y. MTA adds Apple Pay, Masterpass options to mobile ticket app

Starting tomorrow morning, Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road customers will be able to use the digital wallet technology to purchase their tickets through MTA eTix.

Management & Operations| September 27, 2016

NY MTA upgrades My Alerts email, text alert system

Customers are now able to request service information at specific times of the day within 30-minute intervals.

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