NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Sunday Metro-North announced that the New Haven line will return to regular workday scheduling today following delays caused by Tropical Storm Isaias Tuesday.
“Due to continued work on damaged infrastructure after Tropical Storm Isaias,” Metro-North said in a press release Sunday, “delays are possible. Please allow for extra travel time. Tickets will be cross-honored, and on-board fares will be waived.”
Sunday, Metro-North also reported their New Canaan and Danbury branches have also been restored to regular workday train service. And for their Waterbury branch, substitute bus service will run on regular weekday schedule.
“Crews continue to work 24/7 to repair damage from Tropical Storm Isaias,” Metro-North said. “Due to track repairs, customers will use bridge plates to board trains at some stations. Please for your safety, do not stand on the bridge plates before the train arrives, and wait for the train to make a complete stop before boarding bridge plates. Please listen for announcements at your station and continue to monitor new.mta.info.”
There were some delays Friday morning, with some trains running up to 90 minutes behind schedule.
The Harlem Line service will extend six miles northward, to Chappaqua and Mt. Kisco.
Previously, Harlem Line trains had been operating as far as Pleasantville; New Haven Line trains had been operating between Grand Central and Stamford.
“Our crews have made extraordinary progress over the last 24 hours in extremely difficult conditions,” said Catherine Rinaldi, president of MTA Metro-North Railroad. “This work is tough, and our crews are working in extended shifts around the clock to get train service back. I want to thank our crew members for the Herculean work they have been doing and will continue to do until service is fully restored.”
Crews will continue to work throughout the weekend to restore pre-Isaias service on the Harlem Line between Mt. Kisco and Wassaic and on the New Haven Line’s New Canaan Branch and Danbury Branch.
Buses will substitute for train service on the Danbury Branch and New Canaan Branch on Friday. Over the weekend, Metro-North expects to restore train service on the Danbury Branch.
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