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Connecticut approves Metro-North schedule changes

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut transportation officials have approved schedule changes for the Metro-North commuter railroad's New Haven line.

Metro-North spokeswoman Marjorie Anders told the Connecticut Post that the new schedules represent a major overhaul, and are designed to make arrival times at Grand Central Terminal in New York more accurate.

Joseph Giulietti, the railroad's president, plans to detail the changes Monday morning at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's monthly committee meeting for the railroad.

The changes are scheduled to go into effect on May 11. Metro-North plans to begin distributing timetables no later than May 5.

Anders says that under the new schedules 74 percent of New Haven Line riders will experience a faster ride than with the current schedule, but 8 percent will experience a slower trip.

Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com

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