STAMFORD - After harsh winter storms and freezing temperatures knocked out more than half the fleet last year, Metro-North and state transportation officials are finalizing plans to cut rail service during extreme conditions this winter to protect its aging railcars.
"We learned a lot last year," said state Department of Transportation spokesman Judd Everhart. "It was probably the toughest winter we've ever had for the New Haven Line."
The draft plan calls for Metro-North to more quickly reduce or suspend service during blizzard-like conditions and improve communications about any service changes. Continued