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Connecticut station on New Haven Line set for three-week closure in March

By Trains Staff | February 24, 2024

East Norwalk station to be closed March 11-31 for bridge replacement project

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A New York-bound Metro-North train arrives in Westport, Conn., in August 2019. Westport is one of the two alternatives for passengers who normally use the East Norwalk station during an upcoming three week closure. David Lassen

NORWALK, Conn. — The East Norwalk Station on Metro North’s New Haven line will be closed March 11-31, the Connecticut Department of Transportation has announced, to accommodate construction activity related to the WALK Bridge Replacement Project.

As part of the work to replace the 128-year-old swing bridge over the Norwalk River, a new underdrain system must be installed at the station’s northern parking lot, which will require closure of the station and lot.

Benjamin Limmer, Connecticut DOT bureau chief of public transportation, said in a press release that the closure is “to ensure the safety of the workers … We encourage customers to utilize the South Norwalk and Westport stations while construction activities are underway.”

During the closure, a shuttle bus will operate weekdays between East Norwalk and the South Norwalk station, 1.5 miles away, with six trips in the morning and eight in the late afternoon and evening; arrivals and departures are timed to the Metro-North schedule. Also, East Norwalk station parking permits will be honored at the South Norwalk station garage. The Westport station, 2.2 miles east, is also an alternative, but no shuttle service will be offered and East Norwalk parking permits will not be honored there.

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