Metro-North to lengthen ride times on New Haven Line

January 23, 2019

Metro-North Railroad riders can expect longer commutes this year.

The Wall Steet Journal reported that the railroad says it will extend commute times in an attempt to improve reliability.

“Fast is good, but reliable is better,” the railroad’s president Catherine Rinaldi told Metropolitan Transportation Authority board members at a meeting in New York on Tuesday, the Journal reported.

The New Haven Line plans to add four to eight minutes to trips between Stamford and New York City. Trains traveling along the line from farther away into New York will have from 5 to 12 minutes added to their travel time.

Metro-North said the extra time would allow for slowdowns — including those required because of infrastructure work — without putting service behind schedule.

The schedule changed are set to be implemented in two phases, April and July, according to the Journal.

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