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Metro-North Reduces Train Service For Evening Commute Due To Snow, Cold

Metro-North has cut back on service on the New Haven Line during Thursday's snowstorm.
Metro-North has cut back on service on the New Haven Line during Thursday's snowstorm. Photo Credit: Metro-North Flickr

UPDATE: FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — For the remainder of Thursday, Metro-North will be operating a reduced schedule due to the impact of the winter storm and extremely low temperatures.

Some trains will be combined, and others are canceled for the evening rush hour, Metro-North said.

Here are the changes on the New Haven Line for Thursday afternoon:

Outbound

  • The 5:21 p.m. train from GCT to New Rochelle is combined with the 5:18 p.m. train to Harrison, which will depart GCT at 5:21 p.m. and will make all of the station stops of the two trains.
  • The 5:33 p.m. train from GCT to Harrison is combined with the 5:37 p.m. train to Stamford, which will make all of the station stops of the two trains.
  • The 5:34 p.m. train from GCT to South Norwalk is combined with the 5:28 p.m. train to Bridgeport, which will depart GCT at 5:34 p.m. and will make all of the station stops of the two trains.
  • The 5:55 p.m. train from GCT to South Norwalk is combined with the 5:46 p.m. train to New Haven, which will depart GCT at 5:55 p.m. and will make all of the station stops of the two trains.
  • The 5:57 p.m. train from GCT to Harrison is combined with the 6:02 p.m. train to New Rochelle, which will make all of the station stops of the two trains.
  • The 6:20 p.m. train from GCT to Harrison is combined with the 6:19 p.m. train to Stamford, which will depart GCT at 6:20 p.m. and will make all of the station stops of the two trains.
  • The 6:35 p.m. train from GCT to South Norwalk is combined with the 6:32 p.m. train to New Haven, which will depart GCT at 6:35 p.m. and will make all of the station stops of the two trains.
  • The 6:42 p.m. train from GCT to Harrison is combined with the 6:39 p.m. train to Stamford, which will depart GCT at 6:42 p.m. and will make all of the station stops of the two trains.
  • The 7:09 p.m. train from GCT to Harrison is combined with the 7:04 pm train to Stamford, which will depart GCT at 7:09 p.m. and will make all of the station stops of the two trains.

Inbound

  • The 5:15 p.m. train from Harrison to GCT is canceled. Passengers may take the 5:01 p.m. train from Stamford to GCT, which serves the same station stops nine minutes later.
  • The 6:22 p.m. train from Harrison to GCT is canceled. Passengers may take the 6:06 p.m. train from Stamford to GCT, which serves the same station stops seven minutes later.

Train riders should anticipate delays, Metro-North said. Also, use caution when entering and exiting trains, and while on platforms and staircases.

Metro-North urged customers to use caution when entering and exiting trains, and on platforms and staircases. Ice tends to form more quickly on train platforms than on other surfaces. Even if a platform looks clear, it can have icy patches.

Metro-North had reduced train service and delays throughout much of the day due to the heavy snow and strong winds for the nor'easter.

If you need to catch a train, monitor www.mta.info/mnr , download the TrainTime app or call Call the Customer Information Center at 877-690-5114.

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