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January 24, 2014

Metro-North riders stranded in cold

Downed wires left nearly 200 riders in in 10-degree weather for about two hours on Thursday. The train lost power and heat, but the railcars had been warm beforehand and temperatures inside the cars never fell below freezing, officials say.


January 23, 2014

N.Y. parks subway cars underground to avoid frigid temps

Deep snow, frigid temperatures and icy buildup on the third rails are liable to trap trains inside the yards, rendering them useless when needed and also making it far more difficult to clear the yards of snow.


December 28, 2011

N.Y. subway riders stuck in train during blizzard sue MTA

Riders were trapped on the train for eight hours with no heat, food, water or bathroom facilities, according to court papers.


February 9, 2009

Storms create university transit staffing issues

Some schools do not classify student workers as “essential/emergency support employees” and thus cannot require them to work during weather emergencies.


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