MTA Metro-North Railroad Announces Service Plan Due to I-95 Closure in Connecticut

May 3, 2024 | by magnews24.com

Additional Trains Will Run Saturday and Sunday

More Capacity Added to Trains All Weekend and Monday

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Metro-North Railroad today announced additional weekend service and increased capacity on trains for the Monday morning commute to help local residents avoid the major road closure on I-95 in Norwalk. 

Additional Weekend Service

On Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5, two additional trains will operate on the New Haven Line, departing New Haven en route to Grand Central Terminal (GCT) at 8:29 a.m. and 9:26 a.m. and departing GCT en route to New Haven at 4:53 p.m. and 6:59 p.m.

Additional cars will be added to several New Haven Line trains to increase passenger-carrying capacity.

Station Ambassadors will be available to assist customers at New Haven station on both Saturday and Sunday.

Yankees Service

The Yankees host the Detroit Tigers on Friday at 7:05 p.m., Saturday at 1:05 p.m., and Sunday at 1:35 p.m. Metro-North’s Yankee Clipper trains and shuttle trains between GCT, Harlem-125th Street, and Yankees-E 153rd Street stations will operate on their usual game-day schedules.

For all games, Metro-North also adds a stop at Yankees-E 153rd Street station to many Hudson Line express and local trains to provide more options for fans traveling to and from the game.

Service Plan for Monday, May 6

With people expected to leave the car home and use public transit on Monday morning, Metro-North will add cars to its regularly scheduled trains to provide extra capacity. This will provide customers with the most comfortable ride to and from stations along the New Haven Line.

Station ambassadors will be available, as usual, at New Haven, Bridgeport, South Norwalk, and Stamford stations from 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. to provide customer assistance and answer questions.

Metro-North is working closely with the Connecticut Department of Transportation regarding the repairs on I-95 and will make schedule adjustments as needed until all lanes are fully reopened. 

For information on the status of I-95, please see the Connecticut DOT’s web site here.

The MTA offers customers a variety of ways to receive real-time and planned service change information as well as 24/7 customer support in their native language:

mta.info – The definitive source for real-time arrival information and service change information for each line or route in the MTA system. Customers can find current statuses on mta.info and upcoming planned service changes using our lookup tool at mta.info/alerts.

TrainTime app – The MTA’s TrainTime app is the essential companion to navigating the MTA’s commuter rail system. Customers can plan their trip, purchase tickets, check train status, and chat with customer service, all in one app. The app is available in the Apple Store and in Google Play.

Email & Text Alerts – Customers can sign up for email and SMS alerts tailored to their specific commutes and travel times as well as sign up for MTA newsletters. Customers can sign up here.

511 – For those who prefer to contact the MTA by telephone, information is available by dialing 511. Connecticut customers should call 877-690-5114. Those who are deaf or hard of hearing can use their preferred service provider for the free 711 relay to reach the MTA at 511.  

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