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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 Read more of this entry »

Posted by Ken Valenti on Thursday, June 17th, 2010 at 4:32 pm |
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New Haven Line riders none too happy

January
15

Our transit buddies over in Connecticut — those who ride Metro-North’s New Haven Line — are not very happy with the service, if you ask the Connecticut Rail Commuter Council.

The group just put out it’s annual report, complaining about crowding, rude Read more of this entry »

Posted by Ken Valenti on Thursday, January 15th, 2009 at 12:36 pm |
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Remember: MTA fare hearing tomorrow

January
13

If you’ve got something to say about the proposed Metropolitan Transportation Authority fare increases — and I imagine quite a few of you do — tomorrow is the first big chance to tell the transit giant’s leaders about it.

The first of eight hearings will begin at 6 p.m. in the Hilton New York, 1335 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan. If you’re going, look Read more of this entry »

Posted by Ken Valenti on Tuesday, January 13th, 2009 at 2:55 pm |
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Prices Up Today on New Haven Line

May
8

Just a reminder: Starting today, it costs more for a bottle of water, a beer or a drink on Metro-North’s New Haven Line and on the bar carts in Grand Central Terminal.
Here’s the price list:

Wine and hard liquor:
Top shelf liquor (Absolut, Jack Daniels, Bombay Sapphire Gin, Dewars.): $6.50 (up from $5.50.)
“House” liquor: $6.25 (up from $5.25.)
Wine: $5.50 (up from $4.50.)

Beers:
Foster’s beer (25 ounce): $4.75 (up from $3.75.)
Heineken, Amstel: $3.25 (up from $2.75.)
Molson: $3.25 (up from $2.25.)
Budweiser, Coors, O’Douls: $2.50 (up from $2.)
Miller: $2.50 (up from $1.75.)

Other:
Soda/water: $1.50 (up from $1.25)
Fruit juice: $1.75 (up from $1.50)
Juice (mixer): $1 (up from 75 cents.)
Snacks: $1 (up from 75 cents.)

Posted by Ken Valenti on Thursday, May 8th, 2008 at 9:03 am |
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Bar Car Prices Going Up

May
1

A Budweiser, Miller or O’Douls will cost $2.50, a mixed drink will cost $6.50 with a top-shelf liquor like Absolut vodka, and a quarter less with “house” liquor.

Those are some of the new prices, starting Thursday, May 8, on the carts at Grand Central Terminal and on the New Haven Line bar cars. The new prices were approved this week by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Here’s what you’ll pay for a drink or snack from one of the carts or on the red line:

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Posted by Ken Valenti on Thursday, May 1st, 2008 at 2:10 pm |
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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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