State: Timing, Duration of New Canaan Branch Line Shutdown TBD

State officials say they don’t yet know just when or for how long service on Metro-North Railroad’s New Canaan branch line will be suspended. The state Department of Transportation and Metro-North “are in communication regarding significant track work proposed on the New Canaan Branch Line,” according to DOT Communications Manager Josh Morgan. “To expedite completion, rail service will be temporarily suspended,” Morgan told in an email. “CTDOT will ensure riders will continue to have access to transportation and be able to get to their destinations by running buses to replace train service.”

He continued, “The construction schedule, which will ultimately determine when and for how long service will be suspended, has not yet been finalized but will be communicated publicly upon completion. We continue to discuss the project with Metro-North to minimize impacts to customers.