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Press Release
May 13, 2013
IMMEDIATE
Track Work on the Devon Bridge Means Busing for Waterbury Branch
This Saturday May 18 & Sunday May 19

To accommodate necessary track work, bus service will replace train service between Waterbury and Bridgeport the weekend of May 18-19, MTA Metro-North Railroad announced today.

 

Bus service will follow the April 7 train schedule. Train service will resume on Monday, May 20.

 

The work is being done on the Devon Bridge over the Housatonic River where the Waterbury Branch joins the main New Haven Line.  Metro-North forces will be replacing wooden ties on Track 3 of the moveable bridge as well as the miter rails, which are the rails that move when the bridge opens and are subject to heavy wear.  In addition, the timbers under the moving rails also will be replaced.

 

Metro-North appreciates its customers’ patience and understanding during this brief service change.