Discussion relating to the operations of MTA MetroNorth Railroad including west of Hudson operations and discussion of CtDOT sponsored rail operations such as Shore Line East and the Springfield to New Haven Hartford Line

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  by Traingeek3629
Interestingly, Shore Line East train #3661 (weekend) appears to stop at Madison now, going towards New Haven, at 7:55 PM. Although it's a bit late for many of the people who would use it to return to NYC, it's good to see them taking advantage of the ridiculous schedule gaps to supplement service.
  by Jeff Smith
Info on service cuts: CT Examiner
Big Ideas, Big Cuts for Commuter Rail Across Eastern Connecticut
“The Governor earmarked millions a few short years ago to secure M8 electric coaches and to make the overhead catenary operational for the Shore Line East … and now with the stroke of his pen and the backing of your senators and representatives, he hobbles the train line with his new budget,” she said.
With ridership subsidies projected to reach more than $130 per passenger, State Sen. Christine Cohen, D-Guilford, who co-chairs the Transportation Committee told CT Examiner at the time that while she supported the full restoration of Shore Line East Service, there simply wasn’t enough money given the state’s spending caps to fund the $29 million needed to prevent cuts.
  by daybeers
Always more money for capital than operational. The second platform at Clinton only opened last year, and Amtrak never even electrified track 6, that's why there's a run that doesn't go to NLC now, not even a DATTCO bus connection like before.

Thanks for posting the article; very well written.