Conn. rail conductor apologizes for mix-up

By By STEPHEN SINGER

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A conductor on the nation's second-busiest commuter railroad has apologized to riders in Connecticut for an express train that failed to show up, delaying their trip into New York City.

Michael Shaw had told passengers Friday at four stations along the Metro-North Railroad to wait for an express train that later was canceled. He says he put 500 copies of his written apology on rail car seats Monday morning.

He says in his note that he was shocked and furious.

Shaw, president of a conductors union, says in an interview that he felt a responsibility to apologize.

A commuter advocate, Jim Cameron, says it's the first time he can remember a conductor apologizing for Metro-North problems.

A Metro-North spokeswoman did not immediately provide information about the troubles.

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