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Press Release
July 3, 2017
IMMEDIATE
Metro-North to Make Danbury Branch Track Improvements Friday, July 7, Through Sunday, July 9
Buses to Substitute for Trains on Danbury Branch This Weekend to Accommodate Track Improvement Work

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that to ensure the ongoing safety and reliability of the Danbury Branch, crews will perform track improvement work on the branch this weekend, July 7-9. Metro-North crews will make improvements to the Long Ridge Road railroad crossing in Redding, replacing the crossing surface, rails and ties. Elsewhere along the tracks, crews will cut brush and weld rail joints.

As a result of these track improvements, buses will substitute for Danbury Branch trains service after 9 p.m. Friday, July 7, through Sunday, July 9. Regular Danbury Branch train service will resume with the first scheduled train on Monday.

Service details are below:

Northbound, Friday, July 7
After 9 p.m., buses will substitute for all trains departing from South Norwalk to Danbury, making all station stops to Danbury. Buses will depart from South Norwalk at regularly scheduled train times, but customers should allow for later arrival times. For exact bus arrival times, customers should visit this link: http://web.mta.info/mnr/pdf/Danbury_Busing_7_3_rev.pdf

Southbound, Friday, July 7
After 9 p.m., buses will substitute for all trains departing from Danbury to South Norwalk, making all scheduled stops to South Norwalk. Buses operate 15 to 30 minutes earlier than normal train times and will connect with regularly scheduled trains at South Norwalk. For exact bus departure times, customers should visit this link: http://web.mta.info/mnr/pdf/Danbury_Busing_7_3_rev.pdf

Northbound, Saturday and Sunday, July 8-9
Buses will substitute for all trains departing from South Norwalk to Danbury, making all station stops to Danbury. Buses will depart from South Norwalk at regularly scheduled train times, but customers should allow for later arrival times. For exact bus arrival times, customers should visit this link: http://web.mta.info/mnr/pdf/Danbury_Busing_7_3_rev.pdf

Southbound, Saturday and Sunday, July 8-9
Buses will substitute for all trains departing from Danbury to South Norwalk. Buses will operate 15 to 30 minutes earlier than normal train times. At South Norwalk station, customers will connect with regularly scheduled train service. For exact bus departure times, customers should visit this link: http://web.mta.info/mnr/pdf/Danbury_Busing_7_3_rev.pdf

Metro-North has many channels for schedule information and service updates.

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.

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

@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.

Metro-North Train Time app – Customers who use the Metro-North Train Time app will see up-to-the-minute status for each upcoming train at each station. The app is available via the Apple Store for iOS devices or Google Play Store for Android along with MTA eTix - Metro-North Railroad’s mobile ticketing app which allows customers to buy Metro-North tickets on their mobile device -- anytime, anywhere. As a caution, trains that start out their trips on time may experience delays en route.

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.