ConnDOT: Metro-North to Provide Substitute Bus Service On Danbury Branch Weekends of 10/8 and 10/15
2016

CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
NEWS RELEASE
 
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
 
FOR RELEASE: October 7, 2016
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
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Metro-North to Provide Substitute Bus Service

On Danbury Branch Weekends of 10/8 and 10/15

Service Change Will Accommodate Danbury Branch Improvements

 

MTA Metro-North Railroad advises customers that substitute busing will be in effect on the Danbury Branch this weekend: October 8 - October 9, and next weekend: October 15 – 16.  Substitute bus service on both weekends begin with the first train on Saturday through the last train on Sunday. Southbound buses will operate approximately 15 minutes earlier than scheduled trains. Northbound buses are scheduled to meet arriving trains at the South Norwalk station.

 

The weekend service change will support the on-going safety and reliability of the Danbury Branch.  Danbury Branch improvements that will be underway this weekend and next include: grade crossing work on Perry Avenue in Norwalk, brush cutting and track maintenance.

 

Service details are below:

 

Southbound, Saturdays and Sundays: October 8-9 and October 15-16

Substitute bus service will be provided for all trains departing from Danbury to South Norwalk. Buses will operate up to 15 minutes earlier than normal train times. At South Norwalk station, customers will connect with continuing train service to Grand Central Terminal.

 

Northbound, Saturdays and Sundays: October 8-9 and October 15-16

Substitute bus service will be provided for all trains departing from South Norwalk to Danbury, making all station stops to Danbury. Buses will depart at regularly scheduled train times.

 

Customers can view weekend bus scheduled departure times at this link: http://web.mta.info/mnr/pdf/Danbury_Busing_Layout_2.pdf

 

For information about other Metro-North train schedules, visit our schedules page at http://web.mta.info/mnr/html/planning/schedules/schedules.htm or download the free Metro-North Train Time App for train times. 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.

   

   

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The most up-to-date information on MTA service status is always available at www.mta.info. For immediate notice of service changes, sign up for email or text alerts at www.mymtaalerts.com. For weekend subway service changes, visit www.mta.info/weekender.

 

EDITORS AND ASSIGNMENT DESKS: To check the status of any MTA services, use the service status box on www.mta.info rather than calling the MTA Press Office. It is updated directly from our control and command centers and always has the most current status information.

 

TO CONTACT THE MTA PRESS OFFICE: During normal business hours, call 212-878-7440. After hours and on weekends, for subway, bus, bridge and tunnel information, call 646-370-0391; for commuter railroad information, call 646-370-0394.