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Wilton's Metro-North Riders May See Relief As Project Nears Completion

A massive right of way project that has cause delays for commuters that use Metro North is nearing completion.
A massive right of way project that has cause delays for commuters that use Metro North is nearing completion. Photo Credit: Courtesy MTA

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- A train track right-of-way project that has impacted commute times for many Fairfield County riders on Metro-North's New Haven Line is now 70 percent complete, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

The project is taking place on sections of railroad in the Bronx, N.Y., and includes track and drainage improvements, tie replacement, fencing repairs and general cleanup of the area.

The project has reduced track capacity 25 percent to 50 percent in the areas where the heaviest work is being done. A combination of track outages, the use of bridge plates and trains stopping at opposite side platforms because of the project have created delays for many commuters. 

The MTA said that it expects most of the work within the 6-mile stretch to be completed this fall and that a new train schedule will go into effect Nov. 17. 

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