Metro-North is making some temporary service changes to the Danbury Branch rail line, which serves Wilton, beginning Monday, Sept. 16. Those changes will involve buses and schedule adjustments during off-peak weekday service between Sept. 16-Nov. 15, as Metro-North works on infrastructure improvements including replacing ties, resurfacing track, welding joints and brush cutting.

Substitute buses will operate between Danbury and South Norwalk for select off-peak weekday trains. Buses will operate as much as 20 minutes earlier than scheduled trains.

(Metro-North reminds travelers to check Local or Express bus service to any destination while boarding.)

Inbound from Danbury to South Norwalk

  • Seven off-peak trains between 9:05 a.m.-6:48 p.m. will have substitute bus service; the train departing Danbury at 6:48 p.m. will connect with the 8:30 p.m. train leaving Stamford and bound for Grand Central.
  • The 9:17 p.m. train departing Danbury will operate 10 minutes later, but will connect with the same train at South Norwalk that departs at 10:31 p.m. for Grand Central;
  • Inbound buses from Danbury traveling to South Norwalk will depart 10-30 minutes EARLIER than regularly scheduled trains.

Outbound from South Norwalk to Danbury

  • Two morning reverse-peak trains–the 7:43 a.m. and the 9:21 a.m. departing South Norwalk–will have substitute bus service
  • Four mid-day off-peak trains between 10:44 a.m.-4:15 p.m. departing South Norwalk will have substitute bus service
  • Two off-peak outbound trains will have schedule adjustments:
    • The 9:10 p.m. departing South Norwalk will operate 10 minutes
      EARLIER than its regularly scheduled departure, but will still operate as an “off-peak” train although it will be departing Grand Central Terminal at 7:51 p.m. instead of 8:01 p.m.
    • The 10:47 p.m. from South Norwalk will depart at 11:24 p.m.,
      37 minutes later than is regularly scheduled, connecting with the 10:06 p.m. from Grand Central and 10:55 p.m. from Stamford, which arrives in South Norwalk at 11:10 p.m.
  • Outbound buses from South Norwalk traveling to Danbury will arrive at stations 10-30 minutes later than regularly scheduled trains.

Check the service notice on the Metro-North website for additional information.