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New Haven Line runs saved by Connecticut

June
17

Three daily New Haven Line runs that were set to be eliminated have been saved by Connecticut, which pitched in $200,000 to keep them running.

Metro-North Railroad plans on eliminating trains across the system as part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s cost-saving service reductions. Connecticut’s new contribution will allow two off-peak afternoon trains and one early morning train to keep running, Metro-North spokeswoman Marjorie Anders said.

Those runs are the 1:34 p.m. and the 2:33 p.m. weekday express trains from Grand Central Terminal to New Haven, and the 1:15 a.m. train that runs every day from Grand Central to Stamford.

Together, they serve about 300 passengers a day on the New York State portion of the line, Anders said

This entry was posted on Thursday, June 17th, 2010 at 4:32 pm by Ken Valenti. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
Category: Commuting, Metro-North, MTA, New Haven line

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Khurram SaeedKhurram SaeedKhurram Saeed has been reporting for The Journal News since 2000. He writes about transportation issues in Rockland and has a weekly column called Getting There, which appears Wednesdays. READ MORE


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