FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Trains on Metro-North’s New Haven Line will be operating on a reduced schedule this weekend due to a power outage that continues to affect an 8-mile stretch of the line.
Service between Stamford and Grand Central Terminal has been interrupted since Wednesday, significantly reducing train options. A fleet of 24 diesel-powered trains has been deployed to travel from Stamford to Grand Central.
Riders can expect hourly train service from all New Haven Line stations in both directions all day on Saturday and Sunday. As trains are expected to be crowded, and no bicycles will be allowed on train cars over the weekend.
A service plan for Monday is expected to be announced by Sunday, Metro-North spokeswoman Marjorie Anders said Friday.
“At this point, it’s too early to say,” Anders said as to whether train service will be increased by Monday.
Below is the weekend schedule.
To Grand Central:
-From New Haven, a train will depart at 45 minutes after the hour making all local stops to Stamford. At Stamford, customers can switch to a diesel train for express service to Grand Central or to a diesel train for local service to stops between Stamford and Grand Central.
-Express trains to Grand Central will depart Stamford at 55 minutes after every hour.
-Local trains making all stops (between Old Greenwich and Fordham) to Grand Central will depart Stamford on the hour, every hour.
From Grand Central:
-Local train making all stops to Stamford will depart Grand Central at 34 minutes after every hour.
-Express trains to Stamford will depart Grand Central at 8 minutes after every hour. The express will connect with a local to New Haven, departing Stamford every hour on the hour.
Bus Service will be provided on the Waterbury branch and limited shuttle train service will operate on the Danbury and New Canaan Branches.
Also, New Haven Line tickets continue to be cross honored on the Harlem Line. And most stations have free weekend parking.
Riders should expect crowded conditions and listen for announcements at their stations.
No bicycles will be allowed on New Haven Line trains this weekend
For complete and up-to-date schedule information, visit the Metro-North website.