The so-called Stop and Warn procedure in place at some railroad crossings along the Danbury branch line were lifted Monday by Metro North and the Connecticut Department of Transportation. Railroad officials say testing has determined that the flashing lights and gates at the intersections are operating satisfactorily and normal train movements can resume.
There are still signal issues at the Greenwood Avenue crossing in Bethel though and the Stop and Warn operations will have to continue. That's when the trains slow to a stop before the intersection and the conductor looks to see if the crossing is working.
Non-rush hour trains will once again be running on the Danbury branch during weekdays. Busing will continue on the weekends to allow for more testing of the signal system.
Metro North is adding cars to a number of trains to relieve crowding identified following schedule changes made in May.