MTA Press Releases

Press Release
June 17, 2019
IMMEDIATE
Connecticut Department of Transportation to Begin Replacement Work on Atlantic Street Bridge in Stamford on and Sunday, June 22-23
Minor New Haven Line Schedule Adjustments, and New Canaan Branch Busing in Effect to Accommodate CTDOT Project

MTA Metro-North Railroad advises customers that from Saturday, June 22 through Sunday, June 23, Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) crews will doing prep work to replace the Atlantic Street Bridge located at the east end of the Stamford station.

This bridge replacement prep work will reduce the number of main-line tracks available in Stamford from five to two; it also significantly constrains the railroad’s ability to move trains into and out of Stamford Yard, one of the two major train-servicing facilities on the New Haven Line.

As a result of the CTDOT project, Metro-North will make minor weekend schedule adjustments to the New Haven Line, and substitute busing will be in effect on the New Canaan Branch.

New Haven Line schedule adjustments for June 22 and June 23 are as follows:

Grand Central Terminal-bound trains:

  • Local trains departing Stamford will arrive at Grand Central Terminal 5 minutes later than the current schedule.

Schedules for express trains will not change.

Stamford-bound trains:

  • Local trains to Stamford will depart Grand Central Terminal 5 minutes earlier and operate 5 minutes earlier at all stations through to Stamford to alleviate construction-related congestion at Stamford.

Schedules for express trains will not change.

New Canaan Branch: Substitute busing Friday night, Saturday and Sunday, June 21-23

On the New Canaan Branch, substitute bus service will be in effect after 10:30 p.m. on Friday, June 21, continuing through Sunday, June 23.

Buses from New Canaan to Stamford will operate up to 20 minutes earlier than normal train times. At Stamford station, customers will connect with continuing train service to Grand Central Terminal.

Buses from Stamford to New Canaan will depart Stamford after customers transfer from the train and will arrive at branch-line stations up to 20 minutes later than normal train times.

How to Stay Connected:

Information about the planned schedule changes noted in this press release, and all planned service changes, is available through Metro-North Railroad’s real-time service information sources:

MYmta app – Customers who use the new, comprehensive MYmta app will see real-time travel information for Metro-North and connecting services all in one place, with push notifications when service is not operating normally. As a caution, trains that start out their trips on time may experience delays en route. The Metro-North Train Time app also remains available for customers to access Metro-North train information.

MTA.info - The rail tab of the “Service Status” box at new.MTA.info is always the definitive source for the latest status for each line, updated every minute. In addition, customers can visit www.mta.info/mnr to see special service notices in the upper center of the page.

Email and text message service updates – Customers are urged to sign up to receive the alerts by visiting MyMTAAlerts.com. To avoid unwanted messages, a user can tailor the messages to the specific branch, and the specific times of day.

@MetroNorth on Twitter – Twitter users can follow @MetroNorth to receive updates of a similar nature to the email and text alerts, shortened to fit Twitter’s format.

The above communications channels can be accessed while at home or on the go. For customers who are located at stations, Metro-North will post the latest service updates on digital signs at station platforms and will make audio announcements over public address systems, and on-board announcements made by train crews.

For those who prefer the telephone, information is available from the Metro-North’s Customer Service Center by calling 511, the New York State Travel Information Line, and saying: “Metro-North Railroad.” For customers calling from Connecticut, the number is: 877-690-5114.  Those who are deaf or hard of hearing can use their preferred service provider for the free 711 relay to reach Metro-North at 511.