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New timetables, bussing starts on MNR Danbury Branch

New schedules are in effect on the Danbury Branch of Metro North to provide a more accurate time frame of when trains will be arriving and departing stations.  This is all because of the signal problems causing conductors to operate at slower speeds and a "stop and warn" procedure.  Wilton State Senator Toni Boucher says bussing during off peak hours is also being rolled out.

 

She says that's being done so engineers have large uninterrupted periods of time to check the system.  They have yet to find out what the problem is.  It's a brand new system so it's still under warranty. 

 

Boucher says there are  a lot of expectations and hope that the new president of Metro North will quickly rectify these problems.  She thinks the honeymoon will be very short lived because the problems are so numerous.

 

Metro North president Joseph Giulietti told the Transportation Committee on Thursday that he would come back to the Committee in 90 days to report on how his 100 day "turn around" plan went.