WESTPORT RR UPDATE: Limited train service Monday morning
Updated 9:42 am, Monday, May 20, 2013
Limited train service is scheduled to be run from Westport on Monday morning, Metro-North Railroad announced Sunday evening, in the wake of disruptions caused by the train collision Friday in Bridgeport.
Here is the schedule Metro-North hopes to run:
- MORNING PEAK TO GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL:
A shuttle train will run about every 20 minutes between New Haven and Bridgeport.
Express bus shuttle service from Bridgeport to Stamford station, with regular train connections to Grand Central Terminal.
Local bus service between Bridgeport, Fairfield Metro, Fairfield and Westport stations (no bus service from Greens Farms and Southport depots).
Limited train service from Westport station west to New York City.
Regular train service from South Norwalk to Grand Central Terminal.
- WESTPORT IN-TOWN SHUTTLES
No service on the G1 and G2 shuttle bus lines to Greens Farms station.
Shuttle service from the Greens Farms station to the Saugatuck. These will be vehicles with a limited capacity. It will run a continuous loop during peak hours at no charge.
Regular Saugatuck shuttles S1, S2, S3 and Imperial lot will operate.
ADA and door-to-door service will operate on a regular schedule.
- WESTPORT RAIL DEPOT PARKING
All Saugatuck station passenger vehicle drop-offs in the mornings and pickups in the afternoon will be directed to Ferry Lane on the eastbound side of the station. There will be signs indicating this change. Passengers can then use the tunnels to reach the west-bound platforms.
Railroad Place will be used by arriving shuttle buses and local business traffic. For those who are parking (while spaces remain) be advised that delays may ensue behind loading/unloading buses.
- MORNING and AFTERNOON OFF-PEAK:
Regular off-peak train service between Grand Central Terminal and Westport.
Loop bus service eastward with connections between Bridgeport, Fairfield, Fairfield Metro and Westport stations (no bus service from Greens Farms and Southport).
Shuttle train operating approximately every 20 minutes between Bridgeport and New Haven.
- EVENING PEAK SERVICE:
Regular train service from Grand Central Terminal to South Norwalk.
Express bus service from South Norwalk to Bridgeport.
Limited train service from Grand Central Terminal to Westport.
Local bus shuttle service between Westport, Fairfield, Fairfield Metro and Bridgeport stations (no bus service from Greens Farms and Southport).
Shuttle train approximately every 20 minutes between Bridgeport and New Haven.
- REGULAR SERVICE
Regular train service will operate west from Stamford, and on New Canaan, Danbury and Waterbury branch lines.
Travel times will be significantly longer than normal and trains will be significantly crowded.
Metro-North representatives will be at major New Haven line stations to assist customers.
Passengers heading 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 RR line as an alternative. New Haven line rail tickets will be accepted.
ConnDOT will honor New Have RR line pre-paid rail tickets (as a temporary bus/rail uniticket) on I-95 corridor bus service.
Metro-North will accept Amtrak tickets.
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