The MTA Metro-North Railroad has just announced that buses will be replacing trains on the New Canaan Branch for the next 3 weekends. Here are the details via the press release I was sent:
MTA Metro-North Railroad is advising customers that buses will substitute for trains on the New Canaan Branch on the three weekends of April 21-23, 28-30, and May 5-7. Substitute bus service on all weekends will begin at 11 p.m. on Fridays and last through the last train of the night on Sundays. Stamford-bound buses will operate 15-20 minutes earlier than scheduled trains. Customers should listen for announcements and check local or express bus service to their destination while boarding.
The weekend service change will help ensure the on-going reliability and safety of the New Canaan Branch. Metro-North crews will be replacing a switch in Stamford, which will obstruct train movement to New Canaan. This weekend’s work is part of the railroad’s larger, continuing switch replacement program; this program keeps locations were the tracks meet or cross in a state of good repair. Crews will take advantage of the branch outage to cut brush and trees, weld joints and improve drainage.
Bus service will begin on Friday evenings with an 11:10 p.m. bus that will substitute for the 11:28 p.m. train from New Canaan to Stamford, making all station stops to Stamford where it will connect with the regularly scheduled 11:56 p.m. train at Stamford.
Throughout the weekend, buses will operate up to 20 minutes earlier than normal train times. At Stamford station, customers will connect with regularly scheduled train service. For a detailed bus schedule, customers may visit:
To New Canaan:
Bus service will begin on Friday evenings after 11 p.m. and continue through the last train of the day on Sunday. Buses will depart from the Stamford station at regularly scheduled train times. For a detailed bus schedule, customers may visit:
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