Rail

MTA Metro-North to accommodate Conn. work

Posted on August 16, 2010

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Metro-North Railroad began changing its timetables on Monday to accommodate a major, multi-year Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) catenary and bridge improvement project on the New Haven Line.

The work involves the replacement of the 100-year-old overhead catenary wires that supply power to trains as well as the reconstruction of five rail bridges in this critical section of the New Haven Line.

The schedule change will affect most peak-hour trains on the New Haven Line. As a result, many peak-hour New Haven Line trains (including some modification to Shore Line East trains) will operate up to six minutes earlier or up to 14 minutes later. Also, station stops made by some trains will change.

There will also be track outages that will require passengers to board trains from temporary platforms and, occasionally, from opposite-side platforms.

Metro-North and CTDOT worked together in an effort to limit the project's impacts on providing reliable train service.

The improvements to the catenary system, bridges and signals will ultimately result in a more reliable service, according to Metro-North and CTDOT.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Siemens wins New York Communications-Based Train Control contract

The $156 million contract is to install the system on the Queens Boulevard Line, one of the busiest subway lines on the New York City Transit system.

Bike repair kiosks coming to select MARTA stations

MARTA partnered with the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, a bike advocacy and rider education organization, to initiate the campaign and identify locations for the repair kiosks.

Sacramento RT's Blue Line extension begins service

The expansion offers local commuters an alternative to congested Highway 99 and brings new transit service to the area’s major employers. It will also encourage new retail and residential development in specially zoned areas along the light rail line.

Ariz.'s Valley Metro extends rail line into Downtown Mesa

Seven months ahead of schedule and on budget, the additional 3.1-miles of service on Main Street between Sycamore Drive and Mesa Drive was greeted with big cheers from riders, business owners and local leaders.

San Diego MTS offers free video-on-demand service on trolleys

First U.S. public transportation system offering mobile-based multi-channel VOD

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The resource for managers of class 1-7 truck Fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close