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Metro-North begins concrete tie installation along New Haven Line


Concrete tie installation along MTA Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line between the New York and Connecticut state lines and the Stamford Station has entered its final phase.

Starting this week and through June 26, the railroad will replace concrete ties on the outbound local track, Metro-North officials said in a prepared statement. The project, along with continuing catenary replacement, will limit Metro-North's operating flexibility on the New Haven Line, which is normally a four-track route.

In addition, the replacement of 100-year-old catenary wires continues with two tracks out of service between the Southport and Bridgeport stations for the next few years, and one track out of service between Stamford and South Norwalk.

Currently, about half of the New Haven Line in Connecticut is either out of service for repairs or operating under century-old wire. Catenary and bridge replacement projects will continue over the next several years to limit the impact on train service, Metro-North officials said.

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