MTA Press Releases

Press Release
July 7, 2019
IMMEDIATE
Metro-North Railroad Announces Restoration of Regular New Haven Main Line Service for Tomorrow Morning Rush Hour
Crews Working for the Connecticut Department of Transportation Complete Work Rebuilding Main Line Tracks on Schedule

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that the railroad is restoring full New Haven Main Line service on Monday morning, July 8, following the completion of work to rebuild three of five main line tracks that had been out of service for nine days for the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s project to rebuild the Atlantic Street Bridge in downtown Stamford.

For New Canaan Branch customers, train service will resume during Peak periods with thru-trains to and from Grand Central Terminal. Off-peak substitute busing for the New Canaan Branch shuttles between Stamford and New Canaan will continue while crews finish remaining work on the Atlantic Street Bridge.

The full New Haven Line weekday timetable effective July 8 is available at this link:
http://web.mta.info/mnr/html/planning/schedules/pdf/NH_JULY_8_2019_MF.pdf

The trains departure times will also be included in the MYmta app, Metro-North Train Time app, and at the MTA.info trip planning tools.

The new timetable restores the level of service that had been in place prior to the start of Atlantic Street Bridge reconstruction work on June 29. Because Metro-North crews will now be at work in the Bronx replacing tracks, installing new ties, and making drainage improvements to prevent flooding, many New Haven Line train departure times for intermediate stations are adjusted by 1-2 minutes. Customers should look to the timetable and digital resources for exact scheduled departure times.

Many Ways to Stay Connected

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

MYmta app & MTA.info – 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. 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.

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.