TRANSPORTATION: All the Livelong Day

Until a year ago, the regular patrons of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad were abnormally contented commuters. Unlike many of their brethren who traveled on other lines, the New Haven crowd (35,000 suburbanites on the New York end, 22,000 in Boston) liked their trains; when other commuters cursed and griped about poor service, they smiled smugly and accepted their own discomforts as part of the daily grind. Now all is changed. For months, in the newspapers and at hearings in New York City, Boston and Stamford. Conn., the commuters have complained bitterly about sloppy service, endless...

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