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Metro-North President: Expect Trains To Be More Reliable, Not Faster

Metro-North President: Expect Trains To Be More Reliable, Not Faster

NEW YORK — As Metro-North Railroad works to rebuild deteriorated infrastructure while posting record ridership aboard an unprecedented number of trains, President Joe Giulietti says the top goal is safety, followed by on-time performance. By comparison, achieving faster station-to-station travel times is further down the priority list — and not likely to happen in the next couple of years, he said. "If you look at where we were 16 months ago, there was absolutely no confidence in schedules. People were taking earlier trains to get in on time, and even the earlier trains were 20 minutes late," Giulietti said. Conditions have changed a lot since then. Trains are...

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