Rail advocate, Connecticut lawmaker praise Metro-North for storm performance, restored service


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GREENWICH, Connecticut — Metro-North Railroad is winning praise in Connecticut for its performance during the winter storm.

James Cameron, a longtime rail advocate, tells Hearst Connecticut Media (http://bit.ly/1DjzcNn) that Metro-North did a great job getting passengers to their destinations before the storm arrived and restoring service after it passed.

State Sen. Toni Boucher, the top Republican on the legislature's Transportation Committee, says she'd give the commuter railroad an 'A.'

Metro-North has faced strong criticism in the recent past after two derailments, one of which was fatal, and the death of a track worker in Connecticut

As the storm approached New York and southwestern Connecticut Monday, Metro-North shifted to "getaway" service, adding 18 trains at Grand Central Terminal and altering schedules elsewhere to accommodate thousands of commuters.

It worked, bringing passengers home before the storm worsened.

Information from: Greenwich Time, http://www.greenwichtime.com

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