BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- In an effort to accommodate the next phase of repairs on Devon Bridge, Devon Transfer – a temporary transfer point – will return to service where the Waterbury Branch and New Haven Line meet with the next schedule change on Sunday, April 3.
Prior to the initial phase of work last year on Devon Bridge, the transfer station was built by Metro-North forces, and was well-received by Waterbury Branch customers.
The following changes will be in effect for Waterbury Branch customers through October: southbound customers who usually transfer to main line trains at Bridgeport will instead get off at Devon Transfer Station; customers who travel to New Haven will transfer again at Bridgeport for a main line train to New Haven; northbound customers will be dropped off main line trains at Devon Transfer Station and board a waiting train for Waterbury.
Undertaken by The Connecticut Department of Transportation and Metro-North, the Devon Bridge work involves steel repairs, a new wooden deck and new rail. Its completion is a prerequisite to the final phases of CTDOT's overhead catenary wire replacement project.
CTDOT is coordinating with Metro-North in an effort to ensure that the work occurs with the least customer impact possible. Work will take place during daylight hours seven days a week, weather permitting.
Devon Transfer features a walkway connecting two four-car length platforms. The temporary location has lights and a public address system and will solely provide train-to-train transfers.
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