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Roadwork To Affect Danbury Branch Train Service

The MTA
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Roadwork is expected to impact service on the Danbury Branch for consecutive weekends as crews complete a road realignment project, the MTA announced.

From Friday, July 19 through Sunday, July 21; and Friday, July 26 and Sunday, July 28, Connecticut State Department of Transportation crews will realign the intersection of Long Ridge Road and Simpaug Turnpike in Redding to correct a severe skew that has caused safety issues, primarily on the highway.

According to the MTA, “the new alignment will raise the intersection, requiring Metro-North crews to remove and rebuild the railroad crossing at Long Ridge Road approximately 100 feet to the south. CTDOT’s road construction, and Metro-North’s subsequent grade crossing work, will obstruct train traffic, so substitute busing will be in effect.”

Weekend substitute bus service will be available after 9 p.m. on Fridays and will continue through the last scheduled train on Sunday. Southbound buses are expected to operate approximately 20 minutes earlier than scheduled trains, while northbound buses are scheduled to meet arriving trains at the South Norwalk station.

Service details from the MTA:

Southbound, Friday: July 19 and July 26:

After 9 p.m., buses will substitute for all trains departing from Danbury to South Norwalk, making all scheduled stops to South Norwalk. Buses operate up to 20 minutes earlier than normal train times and will connect with regularly scheduled trains at South Norwalk.

Northbound, Friday: July 19 and July 26:

After 9 p.m., buses will substitute for all trains departing from South Norwalk to Danbury, making all station stops to Danbury. Buses will depart South Norwalk at regularly scheduled train times, but customers should allow for later arrival times.

Southbound, Saturday and Sunday: July 20-21; July 27-28:

Buses will substitute for all trains departing from Danbury to South Norwalk. Buses will operate up to 20 minutes earlier than normal train times and will connect with regularly scheduled trains at South Norwalk.

Northbound, Saturday and Sunday: July 20-21; July 27-28:

Buses will substitute for all trains departing from South Norwalk to Danbury, making all station stops to Danbury. Buses will depart South Norwalk at regularly scheduled train times, but customers should allow for later arrival times.

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