Metro-North announces service changes after train collision

Metro-North and the state Department of Transportation have released information on service changes in the wake of the train derailment and collision in Bridgeport. The

The Connecticut Department of Transportation and Metro-North Railroad released the following information regarding service on the New Haven commuter rail line, in the wake of the May 17 derailment in Bridgeport. The service plan requires buses in some locations. Customers should understand that their commuting times will be considerably longer in many cases.

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Metro-North expects to resume normal New Haven line service by Wednesday morning.


AM Peak to Grand Central
• A shuttle train operating approximately every 20 minutes between New Haven and Bridgeport Station
• Between Bridgeport and Stamford Stations, two bus shuttles will operate:
• Express service from Bridgeport to Stamford Station with regular train connections to Grand Central Terminal
• Local service between Bridgeport, Fairfield Metro, Fairfield and Westport Stations (no bus service from Green’s Farms and Southport Stations)
• Limited train service from Westport Station
• Regular train service from South Norwalk Station to Grand Central Terminal


AM & PM Reverse Peak/Off-Peak Service
• For the AM/PM Peak: Limited train service between Grand Central Terminal and Westport Station
• For the Off-Peak: Regular train service between Grand Central Terminal and Westport Station
• Loop bus service with connections between Bridgeport, Fairfield, Fairfield Metro and Westport Stations (no bus service from Green’s Farms and Southport Stations)
• Express buses between Bridgeport and South Norwalk
• A train shuttle operating approximately every 20 minutes between Bridgeport and New Haven Stations


PM Peak to New Haven
• Regular train service from Grand Central Terminal to South Norwalk Station
• Express bus service from South Norwalk to Bridgeport Station
• Limited train service from Grand Central Terminal to Westport Station
• Local bus shuttle service between Westport, Fairfield, Fairfield Metro and Bridgeport Stations (no bus service from Green’s Farms and Southport Stations)
• A train shuttle operating approximately every 20 minutes between Bridgeport and New Haven Stations
Regular train service will operate on the New Canaan, Danbury and Waterbury Branches.

For train schedule information, please refer to the schedules page at www.mta.info or the Connecticut DOT website.


Customers should know before they go:
• Travel times will be significantly longer than normal and trains will be significantly crowded
• Metro-North representatives will be at major New Haven Line (NHL) stations to assist customers
• NHL Customers east of South Norwalk are encouraged to seek alternative ways to get to and from work or stagger their work schedule
• If possible, customers are advised to use the Harlem Line as an alternative. NHL rail tickets will be cross-honored
• ConnDOT will cross-honor NHL pre-paid rail tickets (as a temporary Bus/Rail uniticket) on I-95 Corridor Bus Service
• Metro-North will cross-honor Amtrak tickets
 

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