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Westport Rail Riders Will See More Trains With New Metro-North Schedule

Metro-North commuters wait at the Stamford Train Station, one of the busiest along the New Haven Line.
Metro-North commuters wait at the Stamford Train Station, one of the busiest along the New Haven Line. Photo Credit: File

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- With the new schedule that takes effect on Sunday, Nov. 9, rail riders along Metro-North's New Haven Line across Fairfield County will enjoy a number of service improvements.

Riders can choose from more weekday off-peak trains as well as grab a every half-hour on the weekends between New Haven and Grand Central Terminal.

On weekdays, the new trains will depart on the following schedule:

  • New Haven at 11:25 a.m., 12:25 p.m. and 1:25 p.m.;
  • Grand Central at 9:34 a.m., 10:34 a.m., 11:34 a.m. (replacing the 11:34 AM express to Stamford) and 12:34 p.m.

On Saturdays, the new trains will depart on the following schedule:

  • New Haven at 2:25 p.m., 3:25 p.m. and 6:25 p.m.;
  • Grand Central at 10:34 a.m., 11:34 a.m., 12:34 p.m., 1:34 p.m., 2:34 p.m. and 10:34 p.m.

On Sundays, the new trains will depart on the following schedule:

  • New Haven at 2:25 p.m. 3:25 p.m.and 7:25 p.m.;
  • Grand Central at 11:34 a.m., 12:34 p.m., 1:34 p.m., 2:34 p.m. and 10:34 p.m.

These new trains serve major stations along the outer New Haven Line and improve travel time by 10 minutes over hourly all-stops trains.

Also, in the PM Peak, to relieve overcrowding on the 6:31 p.m. train to New Haven will no longer stop at Stamford. But Metro-North has added a new train that will depart Grand Central at 6:35 p.m., making stops at Greenwich, Stamford, Noroton Heights, Darien, Rowayton and South Norwalk.

In conjunction with this change and to shorten the time between outer New Haven Line expresses after 6:30 p.m., the 6:47 p.m. train from Grand Central will now depart six minutes later at 6:53 p.m. The 7:06 p.m. train from Grand Central will depart at 6:49 p.m., 17 minutes earlier, and no longer stop at Stamford.

In response to customer requests, the 5:03 p.m. train from Grand Central to New Haven will now make a stop at Fordham station at 5:21 p.m.

New timetables are coming soon and will be available in Grand Central, at outlying station ticket offices, on the schedules page , or on the Train Time App . Be sure to check one for changes to your commute.

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