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Metro-North Operating On Reduced Schedule, No Branch Service

Metro-North is operating on a reduced schedule on Tuesday as a blizzard slams Connecticut.
Metro-North is operating on a reduced schedule on Tuesday as a blizzard slams Connecticut. Photo Credit: File

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — As a blizzard began to pound the region on Tuesday, Metro-North Railroad‏ is running on a reduced Sunday schedule.

Extra trains will be added as needed on the reduced schedule, the MTA announced via Twitter.

Also, there will be no train service on the New Canaan, Danbury, Waterbury, Wassaic branches.

A blizzard slamming the entire metro area is expected to drop up to 2 feet of snow in Connecticut.

Riders are urged to check their Apps or the Metro-North schedule page for train information.

Train service is suspended Tuesday on Shore Line East in Connecticut. Amtrak has suspended Acela service between Boston and New York, and Amtrak service is modified in the Northeast Corridor.

Metro-North reminds passengers of these train safety tips:

  • Listen for announcements at stations and onboard trains.
  • Watch your step and for icy conditions in station parking lots, sidewalks, stairs, and platforms. Ice forms more quickly on train platforms than on other surfaces. Even if a platform looks clear, it can have icy patches.
  • Use stair handrails. Water dripping from coats, boots, and umbrellas can ice up with the slightest temperature drop, making stairs very slippery.
  • Watch for slippery conditions, even after you board your train. Snow, slush, and ice from boots make train floors slippery.
  • Avoid moving from car to car, due to icy conditions between cars.
  • Use caution driving to and from stations.

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