Metro North Riders: Here's What You Need to Know

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Waiting for a train at Metro-North's station in Stamford, Connecticut

Metro North, the nation's largest commuter railroad, is still hobbling along after an electrical failure knocked out the majority of service.    The MTA says there there will be reduced service over the weekend, as follows:

There will be hourly train service from all New Haven Line stations in both directions all day on Saturday and Sunday.

To Grand Central:

• From New Haven, a train will depart at 45 minutes after the hour making all local stops to Stamford. At Stamford, customers can switch to a diesel train for express service to Grand Central or to a diesel train for local service to stops between Stamford and Grand Central.
• Express trains to Grand Central will depart Stamford at 55 minutes after every hour.
• Local trains making all stops (between Old Greenwich and Fordham) to Grand Central will depart Stamford on the hour, every hour.

From Grand Central:

• Local train making all stops to Stamford will depart Grand Central at 34 minutes after every hour.
• Express trains to Stamford will depart Grand Central at 8 minutes after every hour. The express will connect with a local to New Haven, departing Stamford every hour on the hour.

Bus Service will be provided on the Waterbury Branch and limited shuttle train service will operate on the Danbury and New Canaan Branches.
Please visit our schedules pages later this afternoon for complete schedule information.

The MTA also advises:

• New Haven Line tickets continue to be cross honored on the Harlem Line
• Expect crowded conditions and listen for announcements
• NO BICYCLES will be allowed on New Haven Line trains this weekend.

Officials are also encouraging carpooling:

CTrides, which has an online ridematching network, is supported by the Connecticut Department of Transportation.

 Other options for carpooling include:

 Metropool, a free commuter service sponsored by the New York State and Connecticut Departments of Transportation

 511NYRideshare, sponsored by the New York State Department of Transportation. There's also eRideShare,  Zimride

 & CarpoolWorld