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Metro North New Haven Line bustitution

 
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Bill D




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Location: Waterbury, CT

PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 3:32 pm    Post subject: Metro North New Haven Line bustitution Reply with quote

Metro North will be providing bustitution on portions of the New Haven Line affected by Friday's train crash. No word on who will provide the buses.

Press release from Connecticut DOT:

Connecticut Commuter Service Plan in effect for Monday, May 20, and until further notice on the New Haven Rail Line

The Connecticut Department of Transportation and Metro-North Railroad today released the following information regarding service on the New Haven commuter rail line, in the wake of the May 17 derailment in Bridgeport. The service plan requires buses in some locations. Customers should understand that their commuting times will be considerably longer in many cases.

The following is effective Monday, May 20, and until further notice.

AM Peak to Grand Central

∑ A shuttle train operating approximately every 20 minutes between New Haven and Bridgeport Station

∑ Between Bridgeport and Stamford Stations, two bus shuttles will operate:

o Express service from Bridgeport to Stamford Station with regular train connections to Grand Central Terminal

o Local service between Bridgeport, Fairfield Metro, Fairfield and Westport Stations (no bus service from Greenís Farms and Southport Stations)

∑ Limited train service from Westport Station

∑ Regular train service from South Norwalk Station to Grand Central Terminal

AM & PM Reverse Peak/Off-Peak Service

∑ For the AM/PM Peak: Limited train service between Grand Central Terminal and Westport Station

∑ For the Off-Peak: Regular train service between Grand Central Terminal and Westport Station

∑ Loop bus service with connections between Bridgeport, Fairfield, Fairfield Metro and Westport Stations (no bus service from Greenís Farms and Southport Stations)

∑ Express buses between Bridgeport and South Norwalk

A train shuttle operating approximately every 20 minutes between Bridgeport and New Haven Stations

PM Peak to New Haven

∑ Regular train service from Grand Central Terminal to South Norwalk Station

∑ Express bus service from South Norwalk to Bridgeport Station

∑ Limited train service from Grand Central Terminal to Westport Station

∑ Local bus shuttle service between Westport, Fairfield, Fairfield Metro and Bridgeport Stations (no bus service from Greenís Farms and Southport Stations)

∑ A train shuttle operating approximately every 20 minutes between Bridgeport and New Haven Stations

Regular train service will operate on the New Canaan, Danbury and Waterbury Branches.

For train schedule information, please refer to the schedules page at www.mta.info or the Connecticut DOT website, www.ct.gov/dot.

Customers should know before they go:

∑ Travel times will be significantly longer than normal and trains will be significantly crowded

∑ Metro-North representatives will be at major New Haven Line (NHL) stations to assist customers

∑ NHL Customers east of South Norwalk are encouraged to seek alternative ways to get to and from work or stagger their work schedule

∑ If possible, customers are advised to use the Harlem Line as an alternative. NHL rail tickets will be cross-honored

∑ ConnDOT will cross-honor NHL pre-paid rail tickets (as a temporary Bus/Rail uniticket) on I-95 Corridor Bus Service

∑ Metro-North will cross-honor Amtrak tickets

∑ Sign up for free email or text message service updates at www.mta.info

∑ Visit our website for periodic service updates

∑ Listen to the radio and television news: During any emergency, this is the fastest way to find out how train service is affected. We will continuously provide information to the media

∑ Call our Travel Information Center by dialing 511 and saying "Metro-North." The Travel Information Center will be fully staffed, and there will also be a taped message describing our current service conditions. Please be aware that the volume of calls at the Travel Information Center will dramatically increase during an emergency, and you may experience delays getting through.

∑ At your station, listen closely for public address announcements


Source link:
http://www.ct.gov/dot/cwp/view.asp?A=1373&Q=524974

Bill
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Joined: 26 Mar 2011
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Location: Queens, NY

PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My regular driver on the Q-64 (MTA Bus Co. College Point Depot), told me that MTA was sending four buses from every depot to join the shuttle operation in Connecticut....
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