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Westport Rail Riders Will See More Trains With New Metro-North Schedule

Metro-North commuters wait at the Stamford Train Station, one of the busiest along the New Haven Line.
Metro-North commuters wait at the Stamford Train Station, one of the busiest along the New Haven Line. Photo Credit: File

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- With the new schedule that takes effect on Sunday, Nov. 9, rail riders along Metro-North's New Haven Line across Fairfield County will enjoy a number of service improvements. 

Riders can choose from more weekday off-peak trains as well as grab a every half-hour on the weekends between New Haven and Grand Central Terminal.

On weekdays, the new trains will depart on the following schedule:

  • New Haven at 11:25 a.m., 12:25 p.m. and 1:25 p.m.;
  • Grand Central at 9:34 a.m., 10:34 a.m., 11:34 a.m. (replacing the 11:34 AM express to Stamford) and 12:34 p.m.

On Saturdays, the new trains will depart on the following schedule:

  • New Haven at 2:25 p.m., 3:25 p.m. and 6:25 p.m.;
  • Grand Central at 10:34 a.m., 11:34 a.m., 12:34 p.m., 1:34 p.m., 2:34 p.m. and 10:34 p.m.

On Sundays, the new trains will depart on the following schedule:

  • New Haven at 2:25 p.m. 3:25 p.m.and 7:25 p.m.;
  • Grand Central at 11:34 a.m., 12:34 p.m., 1:34 p.m., 2:34 p.m. and 10:34 p.m.

These new trains serve major stations along the outer New Haven Line and improve travel time by 10 minutes over hourly all-stops trains. 

Also, in the PM Peak, to relieve overcrowding on the 6:31 p.m. train to New Haven will no longer stop at Stamford. But Metro-North has added a new train that will depart Grand Central at 6:35 p.m., making stops at Greenwich, Stamford, Noroton Heights, Darien, Rowayton and South Norwalk.

In conjunction with this change and to shorten the time between outer New Haven Line expresses after 6:30 p.m., the 6:47 p.m. train from Grand Central will now depart six minutes later at 6:53 p.m. The 7:06 p.m. train from Grand Central will depart at 6:49 p.m., 17 minutes earlier, and no longer stop at Stamford.

In response to customer requests, the 5:03 p.m. train from Grand Central to New Haven will now make a stop at Fordham station at 5:21 p.m.

New timetables are coming soon and will be available in Grand Central, at outlying station ticket offices, on the schedules page, or on the Train Time App. Be sure to check one for changes to your commute.

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