FAIRFIELD RR UPDATE: No train service Monday, but bus link planned
Updated 11:16 am, Monday, May 20, 2013
There will be no train service at any of Fairfield's three stations on the Metro-North Railroad on Monday morning, the railroad announced Sunday evening in the wake of disruptions caused by the train collision Friday in Bridgeport.
However, a bus loop will link the Fairfield Center and Fairfield Metro stations (but not Southport) to "limited" train service at the Westport station.
Here is the schedule Metro-North hopes to run Monday:
- MORNING PEAK TO GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL:
A shuttle train will run about every 20 minutes between New Haven and Bridgeport.
Express bus shuttle service from Bridgeport to Stamford station, with regular train connections to Grand Central Terminal.
Local bus service between Bridgeport, Fairfield Metro, Fairfield and Westport stations (no bus service from Southport and Greens Farms depots).
Limited train service from Westport station west to New York City.
Regular train service from South Norwalk to Grand Central Terminal.
- MORNING and AFTERNOON OFF-PEAK:
Regular off-peak train service between Grand Central Terminal and Westport.
Loop bus service with connections between Bridgeport, Fairfield, Fairfield Metro and Westport stations (no bus service from Southport and Greens Farms).
Shuttle train operating approximately every 20 minutes between Bridgeport and New Haven.
- EVENING PEAK SERVICE:
Regular train service from Grand Central Terminal to South Norwalk.
Express bus service from South Norwalk to Bridgeport.
Limited train service from Grand Central Terminal to Westport.
Local bus shuttle service between Westport, Fairfield, Fairfield Metro and Bridgeport stations (no bus service from Southport and Greens Farms).
Shuttle train approximately every 20 minutes between Bridgeport and New Haven.
- REGULAR SERVICE
Regular train service will operate west from Stamford, and on New Canaan, Danbury and Waterbury branch lines.
Travel times will be significantly longer than normal and trains will be significantly crowded.
Metro-North representatives will be at major New Haven line stations to assist customers.
Passengers heading east of South Norwalk are encouraged to seek alternative ways to get to and from work or stagger their work schedule.
If possible, customers are advised to use the Harlem RR line as an alternative. New Haven line rail tickets will be accepted.
ConnDOT will honor New Have RR line pre-paid rail tickets (as a temporary bus/rail uniticket) on I-95 corridor bus service.
Metro-North will accept Amtrak tickets.
Go to Metro-North Railroad updates here: http://bit.ly/S5Cxrf