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Top Westport officials cry foul over planned railroad corridor

Top Westport officials cry foul over planned railroad corridor

December 7, 2017

By: Charlie Colasurdo '18 A recently-released plan for a high-speed rail network terminating at Westport’s Greens Farms Railroad Station has garnered criticism from the Town of Westport and its officials. The Northeast Corridor (NEC), a nearly 500-mile length of railroad track has been slated fo...

Thousands of people stranded at Grand Central due to a fire on Metro North railroad

Photo by the New York Times of the fire at Metro North

Julia Rosier, Features Editor

May 27, 2016

On Tuesday May 17 during rush hour, a fire swept below the Metro North train tracks in East Harlem, New York. The fire left thousands of pedestrians stranded at Grand Central, unable to return home. The fire was caused by a fuel spill when workers were fixing the generator underneath the tracks. The Ne...

Trains Slow and Stall Staples Commutes

Trains Slow and Stall Staples Commutes

Jackie Cope, Opinions Editor

September 26, 2013

In Mount Vernon, New York, a high voltage feeder cable failed at 5:20 on Wednesday morning. The result? A power outage in New Haven’s Metro-North Railroad Line and a complete stall in traffic between Stamford and Grand Central Terminal. Thousands are affected, including some from Staples High School...

Metro-North Nightmare: Train Crash Injures 72, Disrupts Service

Metro-North Nightmare: Train Crash Injures 72, Disrupts Service

Bailey Ethier, News Editor

May 18, 2013

Friday’s terrible train crash left scores injured and thousands scrambling for ways to commute to New York next week, including Staples seniors who finished school Friday and head to internships, many in Manhattan, Monday morning. According to the Associated Press, 72 people were injured yesterda...

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