MTA: One SoNo to Danbury train will have minor adjustments

Metro-North has made the following adjustments to their New Haven and Harlem line schedules, effective July 7, to reduce crowding and enhance connections:

On the Danbury Branch:

Remediation work on the branch’s grade crossing systems will wrap up by July 7. As a result, off-peak and weekend train service, which has been replaced by bus service since earlier this year, will resume.

To accomplish the June 9 Waterbury Branch change that extended the first Waterbury train (the 5:46 a.m.) from Bridgeport to Stamford, the first outbound train from South Norwalk to Danbury will depart South Norwalk 10 minutes later when full train service resumes on July 7, but will arrive in Danbury at the same time.

Adjustments on the New Haven Line:

In the AM Peak: The 6:50 a.m. all-stops local from Stamford to Grand Central Terminal will depart Stamford six minutes later, at 6:56 a.m. This change will restore a connection with the 5:48 a.m. train from New Haven, which arrives at Stamford at 6:52 a.m. Customers will save up to 28 minutes of travel time as a result of this connection.

To prevent train congestion between Woodlawn and Grand Central Terminal, additional adjustments include:

  • The 6:55 a.m. semi-express from Stamford will operate five minutes earlier, departing at 6:50 a.m.
  • The 7:29 a.m. from New Rochelle will operate seven minutes earlier, departing at 7:22 a.m.
  • The 7:28 a.m. from Harrison will operate three minutes later, departing at 7:31 a.m., but the arrival time of this train at Grand Central will not change.

To relieve crowding, the 6:20 a.m. train from New Haven to Grand Central will add stops at Old Greenwich, Riverside and Cos Cob, but will no longer stop at Port Chester and Rye stations.

To accommodate customers at these stations, a new train will depart Greenwich at 7:33 a.m., making stops at Port Chester and Rye before running express to Harlem-125th Street and Grand Central.

In the PM Peak: The 6:35 p.m. train from Grand Central to New Haven will depart four minutes earlier, at 6:31 p.m.

Adjustments on the Harlem Line:

  • The 6:46 a.m. from Goldens Bridge to Grand Central will depart from White Plains station two minutes earlier at 7:16 a.m.
  • The 7:11 a.m. local from North White Plains to Grand Central will operate six minutes later.
  • The 7:34 a.m. express from North White Plains to Grand Central will operate one minute later and arrive in Grand Central two minutes later.

Minor changes (affecting four arrival times in Manhattan by less than five minutes after 10:30 p.m.) will be implemented as necessary to support late-night capital improvement projects.

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