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Metro-North Service Will Be Affected During Bridge Replacement Work In Stamford

The Atlantic Street Bridge in Stamford.
The Atlantic Street Bridge in Stamford. Photo Credit: MTA

Contracting crews with the Connecticut Department of Transportation are gearing up to kick off the Atlantic Street Bridge replacement project in Stamford.

The MTA Metro-North Railroad issued an alert stating that on Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23, CTDOT crews will begin work to replace the bridge in the east end of the station.

The prep work will reduce the number of main-line tracks available in Stamford from five to two. it will also constrain the railroad’s ability to move trains into and out of Stamford Yard, one of the two major train-servicing facilities on the New Haven Line.

According to the MTA, as a result of the project, Metro-North will be making minor weekend schedule adjustments to the New Haven Line, and substitute busing will be in effect on the New Canaan Branch.

Over the weekend, local trains departing from Stamford will arrive at Grand Central Terminal five minutes later than usual from the New Haven line. Local trains to Stamford will leave Grand Central five minutes earlier and operate five minutes earlier at all stations through to Stamford to “alleviate construction-related congestion.”

Express trains will be unchanged.

On the New Canaan branch, there will be substitute buses on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday between June 21 and June 23.

Buses from New Canaan to Stamford will operate up to 20 minutes earlier than normal train times. At the Stamford station, customers will connect with continuing train service to Grand Central Terminal. Buses from Stamford to New Canaan will depart Stamford after customers transfer from the train and will arrive at branch-line stations up to 20 minutes later than normal train times.

The $74,846,308 bridge replacement project is expected to last through Nov. 30, 2020. Check Daily Voice for updates.

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