Posted on September 6, 2019 by admin
Buses Required on Waterbury Rail Branch to Accommodate Upgrades
Metro-North Crews to Make Safety Upgrades to Waterbury Branch From Friday, Evening September 20, Through Sunday, October 6
Buses to Substitute for Waterbury Branch Trains to Accommodate Line Improvements
MTA Metro-North Railroad advises customers that beginning on Friday, September 20 and continuing through, Sunday October 6, crews will be doing prep work to install PTC (Positive Train Control) equipment on the Waterbury Branch.
PTC is a technology designed to reduce the potential for human error that can lead to train-involved accidents. Beginning late Friday, September 20, and continuing through Sunday, October 6, crews will be doing prep work to install a new signal system on the Waterbury Branch; this system needs to be in place in order to make PTC operational.
To accommodate this work, weekday and weekend substitute busing will be provided between Waterbury and Bridgeport after 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 20, and continuing through Sunday, October 6. Regular train service resumes with the first scheduled train on Monday, October 7.
Service details are below:
Bridgeport-bound: Buses will substitute for all trains weekday and weekend departing from Waterbury, making all scheduled stops to Bridgeport. Buses will operate up to 15-30 minutes earlier than scheduled trains. Customers will connect at Bridgeport to regularly scheduled trains for continuing service to Grand Central Terminal.